The Mongolia Society and the Mongolian Heritage Foundation of New York
Conference to celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the Dilowa Khutughtu
Saturday, October 11, 2014
At The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue @ West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
*There is a $10 fee for the conference, which includes the entire day’s activities. The fee will be collected at the door. Please send RSVP for conference and reception to email@example.com
10:00 am Welcome and Introduction: Alicia J. Campi (The Mongolia Society) and Byambakhuu Darinchuluun (Mongolian Heritage Foundation of New York)
Opening blessing from Nitsan Temple
Morin khuur performance by Baatar Norov
Keynote: Mr. Palgi Gyamcho, Director, Dilowa Khutughtu Memorial Service Foundation
11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm Dilowa Khutughtu in the Mongolian Language
Panelists: J. Urangua (National University of Mongolia), “Dilowa Khutughtu Jamsranjav and the Developments in Mongolia at the Beginning of the 20th Century;” L. Altanzaya (Mongolian National University of Education), “Some Information Related to the Disciples of the Dilowa Khutughtu;” E. Jigmeddorj (Academy of Sciences, Institute of History), “Some Documents in Mongolian State Archives Related to the Dilowa Khutughtu Jamsranjav;” Z. Batzorig (Bulgan Aimag Office of Education), “Regarding Khatanbaatar Magsarjav and the Dilowa Khutughtu’s Joint Struggle for Mongolian Independence, 1911-1919;” B. Baatarkhüü (Academy of Sciences, Institute of History) “Research and Approaches to Mongolian Cultural Heritage.”
2:45-4:00 pm Historical Buddhism
Chair: Melissa Chakars (Saint Joseph’s University)
Panelists: Adam Krug (University of California at Santa Barbara), “Finding Balance in the Dual-System of Religious and Political Power: ‘Phags pa Bla ma’s Advice for Prince Jibik Temür: A Jewel Rosary;” M. Saruul-Erdene (Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State) “Ja Lama’s Death: How It Happened;” Simon Wickham-Smith (Rutgers University), “The Representation of Buddhism in Mongolian Revolutionary Literature (1921-1935).”
4:15-5:45 pm Buddhism in Present-Day Communities
Chair: M. Saruul-Erdene
Panelists: Simon Braune (Independent Scholar), “Over Half a Century on the Buddhist-American Landscape: The Kalmyk Buddhist Cemetery Plots in Jackson, New Jersey – Some Observations and Preliminary Conclusions;” Sanj Altan, “A restoration of an Oirat-Mongolian lay prayer to Vajradhara found among the American Kalmyk diaspora;” Justine Quijada (Wesleyan University), “Rediscovered Shrines and Embodied Histories in Contemporary Buryatia.”
7:00-9:00 pm Reception at The Permanent Mission on Mongolia to the United Nations, 6 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10075. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org required.
Sponsored by: The Mongolia Society, Mongolian Heritage Foundation of New York, Mongol American Cultural Association and The Permanent Mission on Mongolia to the United Nations.
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Mongol Heritage Foundation & Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nation, Buryat House Organization in the NYC is holding third annual Tsagaan Sar celebration in Manhattan, New York. The celebration will be opened by H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.
The NYC Mongols New Year’s celebration “Tsagaan Sar” 2014 will take place on Saturday February 8th from 5:00pm – 12:00pm at “Select Space” event space where the Mongol tradition of “Zolgolt” will happen among the all Mongol people who live in the greater New York area.
Tsagaan Sar is the Mongolian lunar new year celebration. It is one of the most important events for all Mongols .During this holiday people dress in traditional clothes, tell stories that transmit traditional knowledge, consume traditional dishes, play games, and practice customs that reinforce Mongolian identity, solidarity and continuity. Transmission occurs primarily within families.
We encourage you to invite your friends and family to this exciting and interesting event where the New York Area Mongols will join together in a traditional celebration. Kalmyk, Buryat , Mongolian Buddhist monks from a Nitsan temple monastery New Jersey will also come to the event and bestow their blessings for the year of the “Blue Horse” by wishing you and your families’ success, good health, and happiness by reading Buddhist scriptures and distributing the traditional holy water.
All of the Mongols including Buryats, Kalmyks, Hazaras ,Tuvans and Inner Mongolians are join in the celebration. Everyone who is interested in Mongolia and Mongol Culture is invited; people who are interested in Mongolia and the Mongolian Culture such as Americans who have lived and worked in Mongolia through the Peace Corps will attend.
Where: Luxury Loft space in beautiful Midtown Manhattan located on West 39th Street between 8th & 9th Streets
Location: 315 W 39th St #1104 New York, NY 10018
When: Saturday, February 8th,
Time: 5pm till 12 pm
advance ticket $30 for adults, ticket on the door 40$ $10 for kids, and children under the age of 6 are free. Included: cultural show, presents, food,soft drinks: tea, sodas & juices.
Please contact Darima in Brooklyn at (347-938-5567),
and people from Manhattan/Queens please contact Byambakhuu at (347-437-9265 ) and via email@example.com to RSVP Baagii 718-749-6006
5:00 pm Opening Welcome, H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations
5:10 pm The President of the Mongol Heritage Foundation Byambakhuu Darinchuluun will go over the agenda of the event
5:15 pm a brief video depicting the celebration of “Tsagaan Sar” in Mongolia will be shown
5:35 pm Mongols perform the zolgokh greeting, respect to the elder guests by giving them the traditional greetings
5:45 pm a professional photographer will take memorable pictures of the guests
5:55 pm most senior Mongol guest escorted by the host to the Special Tsagaan Sar table
6:00pm Buryat, Mongolian, Kalmyk Lama from Nitsan Temple will be conducted and the Monks will bestow their blessings praising of abundance, good fortune and long life.
Turtle shagai game for tsagaan sar……………
The United Mongols Greetings
6:30 pm President of the Mongolian-American Cultural Association Altan Sanj, PhD
* Inner-Mongolian Song.
* Mongolian Calligraphy Live Show. How to write Mongol Bichig
Kalmyk Mongol Community Greetings
President of the Tulips Foundation Naran Badushiev
* Kalmyk Musician , Morin Khuur Player , Singer Khongor Kekeev..
* Kalmyk Song Eejiin Duun
* Uulen Bor morin khuur music
Buryat Mongol Community Greetings
Buryat House Organization Ms.Darima Tsibikova , Galina Bud, Hamutaev Andreyev,
* Buryat magtaal Story Teller B.Tsetseg
* Buryat poem Sagaalgan poeter Irina Butedmaa
* Buryat Song Altargana NYC Buryat choir.
* Yohor Hatiraya…Buryat Circle Dance.
Tuva Mongol Community Greetings
Tuva Community E. Eres , Nadejda Ondar,
*Tuvan song Men – Tyva Men
Hazara Mongol Community Greetings
Hazara Organization Progress Equality Dawood Ali ,
* Hazaragi Song Mogol Dukhtar “Mongol Girl”
* horse racing shagai game
* Tsagaan Sar gift
7:30 pm NYC Area Mongols United Group Song
* Mongolian Song
* Kalmyk Song
* Buryat Song
* Tsakhar song
* Inner-Mongolian Song
* Tuvan song
* Hazara Song
Yokhor “Ёхор” dancing
7:45 pm the best Traditional Mongolian male, female, and child’s clothing contest
8:00 pm Mongolian singing contest
8:20 pm the best traditional Mongolian blessing/greeting “ерөөл”
DJ Baagii Beatz is pleased to announce the music for NYC Mongols Tsagaan Sar celebration 2014. The music has a largely Mongol theme. Event organizers have put considerable thought into selecting the music, and their choices blend traditional music with some newly commissioned pieces.
Mongol Heritage Foundation and Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nation ,“Buryat House” organization
Hazara Organization Progress and Equality, & SMHRIC
The Tulips Foundation, Mongol American Cultural Association, Advanced Accounting ,Sign City
NYC Mongols group, New York Area Mongolians , Mongol American, Buryat House Group , Kalmyk Project
There will be Disco Dancing starting at 10pm;
What to expect:
some ideas on what to expect and what you should do when you attend during Tsagaan Sar Event.
Dress-Many people will be dressed in full garment of national Mongol costumes. Men wear their traditional pointed hats; women wear hats or scarves during greetings. Mongolians treat their hats as an important part of the body. Hats are never seen on a floor or upside down: like the head, they should remain high.
Khadag- During the greeting ceremony, guest will hold long, typically blue, silk cloths called a khadag In most cases, the people will also hold a hadag – a blue, or white scarf used for greeting each other, sometimes given as a present to old people to show respect.
When greeting their elders-Greet the eldest person first. During the Tsagaan Sar, Mongols perform the zolgokh greeting, grasping them by their elbows to show support for them.
The younger person holds up the older person’s arms, then the older person smells each side of the younger person’s head. Facing him/her, put your hands under his/her elbows like you are holding him/her. The older person will put his/her arms on top of yours. Likely you’ll press each of your cheeks against his/hers.
The oldest person may kiss you. The typical greeting words are “Daaga dalantai, byaruu bulchintai, sureg mal targan orov uu?”, which can be translated as “Does your 2-year old horse have enough fat on the withers (means good health), does your 2-year old yak have enough muscles (means good power), did all your animals pass winter safely?” and “Sar shinedee saihan orov uu? Nas suuder hed hurev?”, which is used to ask an old person about his/her good health and age as people are proud of old age.He/she will ask how you’re doing. Saikhan shinelj baina uu? (Are you having a nice white month?)
Also people greet each other with specific greetings such as Амар байна уу? (Amar baina uu?), meaning “Is there peace? After you greet the oldest person(s), sit down or wait. Younger people will come and greet you. You will put your arms on top of theirs when they greet you.
When the greeting ceremony is over, everyone sits behind the table and starts exchanging “Khoorog” (a snuff bottle made usually of semi-precious stones and filled with finely pulverized tobacco).
Exchanging Khoorog means expressing friendly intentions to each other and is usually the starting point of introducing a stranger. Exchanging Khoorog creates a warm atmosphere between people and makes the start of a friendly talk that helps to learn the true heart of the stranger.
This greeting custom is that the people exchange their snuff bottles, offering them with open right hand while touching under the right elbow with the open left hand.
Men have quite large bottles made of expensive stone, women’s are smaller. After receiving a snuff bottle a man will normally open it and take a pinch of snuff, sneeze appreciatively, then return it, but a woman should not open the bottle, she should just sniff the part-open cap and give it back. When they pass you snuff, smell it (don’t take lid off), and pass it on. Lid should be a little bit lifted – space between bottle and lid. Admire bottle. Receive bottle with palm up; pass on with palm down. Lids on side; won’t be upside down.
After the ceremony, extended guest having milk tea, eats sheep’s tail, mutton, rice with curds, dairy products, and buuz
Main important dish and drinks for the Tsagaan Sar event.
Buuz (steamed dumplings made of beef, onion and fat). Buuz are kept frozen until they are steamed for the guests)
Boov – biscuits made of flour – is the second main dish to be on the table. The biscuits are about thirty centimeters long and four centimeters thick, and they are stacked on a plate with each level laid out in a triangle or square shape. Layers have to be odd numbers – three, five, etc – as the odd numbers represent happiness. The older family members will get the higher the stack of boov.
Tsagaan idée -dairy products such as cheeses and hard curds (these are white foods, to match the White Month) which would decorate the stack of boov, interspersed with small sweets.
Uuts-Almost a whole sheep’s back, particularly with a big fatty tail – uuts – would be cooked for the Tsagaan Sar. Mongolians try to cook a sheep with as big a tail as possible, wishing the family wealth and prosperity.
Suutei Tsai- The most favored drink during this holiday is Mongol milk tea .Milk tea is an indispensable part of the Mongolian’s daily life.
Mongolian Shagai game for Tsagaan Sar day.
The most unique Mongolian game is shagai or anklebones, which as the name suggests, is played using the cleaned and polished anklebones of sheep. Each of the four sides of the anklebone represents a different animal: horse, sheep, camel, or goat. There are many games which can be played with the bones. In earlier times, families which managed to collect more anklebones than they needed would select an auspicious day and go to play the game of “multicolored turtle” on the top of a mountain leaving the bones afterwards as an offering to the mountain or to the sky. This game is played with a number of bones corresponding to one of the auspicious numbers in the Buddhist faith – most often 81 or 108. The placement of the bones represents the five elements and colors in addition to the body of the turtle itself, which is viewed in traditional Mongolian iconography as the symbol of the cosmos. Players take bones from different parts of the turtle or surrounding five elements on each turn corresponding to the throw of a die. Once the players have collected all the parts of the turtle’s body, the game concludes with the player in possession of the most bones the winner.
Holiday Greetings from MACA and 2013 Activities Overview
from Sanj Altan
Greetings for the new year 2014. I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays. I hope you had a healthy, successful and joyful 2013. May your new year 2014 be full of good health, joy and successes of every kind.In extending greetings on behalf of the Mongol-American Cultural Association, I would like to share with you a summary of our major cultural and humanitarian activities in 2013.
We began the traditional year at the New York area Mongolian communities’ Tsagaan sar celebration held on February 2 at the Tangra restaurant in New York city. MACA along with the Mongolian Heritage Foundation and other groups co-sponsored this important event which we hope will develop into a permanent tradition. The MC was Byamba Darinchuluun, with traditional Mongolian food, Tsagaan sar greetings and traditional respect shown to the elders of the community. A special greeting was delivered by H.E. Ambaasador Och Od, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.
MACA was a sponsor of the 7TH ANNUAL MONGOLIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE held on May 3-5, 2013. Twenty seven scholars from Mongolia, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Australia and South Korea presented their research on art, culture, literature and linguistics. The conference was co-hosted by The Mongolian Cultural Center, The Mongolia Society and The Embassy of Mongolia, Washington, D.C.
MACA was a sponsor of the 49th Annual Memorial Service for the late Dilowa Khutugtu Jamsrangjav Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at the Nitsan Temple, Howell, New Jersey. Nearly 100 people attended the event. In attendance also was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United States Mr. Bulgaa Altangerel, and H.E. Ambassador Och Od, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations. Professor Ch. Dagvadorj provided an explanation of the series of sutras recited by the lamas marking the memorial.
MACA was a sponsor of the Washington Area Mongolian Community’s 10th Annual Mongol Children’s Festival and Competition. The children’s events were held in two stages this year. The first stage was the competition part on May 18th, 2013 at the Mongolian School of the Capital Area in Arlington, VA. The second part was the Festival, Award Ceremony and Celebration Concert held on June 2, 2013 at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Arlington.
MACA was a sponsor of the first annual Naadam celebration organized by the Mongol Heritage Foundation, the Kalmyk Project organization and others. The celebration was opened by H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations. The event took place on Saturday July 6th at the “Bethesda Fountain” area of Central Park. VA. Nearly 100 people with individuals from all the Mongol communities were in attendance. Traditional Mongolian wrestling was the main attraction. MACA provided the prizes to the winner and runner up of the wrestling competition.
On November 10 we celebrated the 26th annual Chinggis Khan memorial ceremony at the Princeton Marriott where we began with a moment of silence in memory of MACA founders, Prof. Gombojab Hangin, Tsorj Lama and Lopsang Khiyod. This important day gives each of us an opportunity to remember and reflect on the greatest Mongol of history, someone whose profound influence on each of us continues to this day, more than 8 centuries after his founding of the Mongol nation. Chinggeltu and Belig Borjiged organized the Chinggis ritual with Chagaan Baatar as Jinong and Palgi Gyamcho, Eres Salchak, Sibtain, Haas Khereed, Chuluu Ujiyediin, Darjay Gyamcho, Bembe Atschinow and Bayaar Borjiged as Yamutan. Mr. Byambakhuu Darinchuluun served as master of ceremonies and event planner. There were 175 people in attendance with participants from the Hazara, Buryat, Kalmyk, Tuvan, Uvur and Aru Mongol communities. Special greetings were expressed by Mr. Akram Gizabi, Mr. B. Tumenulzii. Ms. Darima Tsybikova, Ms. Tamara Nadbitova, Mr. Eres Salchak and Mr. J. Tegshjargal. The cultural segment consisted of performances by the ‘Ugalz’ and ‘Magtaal’ groups, along with artists Delehei, Sichigma, Erdeni, Adis and Sainkho Namtschylak. The performances represented the music and dance of Mongolia, Southern Mongolia, Kalmykia and Tuva. A successful Mongolian Children’s Aid and Development Fund auction was held, MCed by Byamba Darinchuluun and Tony Ettinger, raising nearly $2,000 for the fund. A special thanks to the MACA board for their continuing support of the annual ceremony as well as our ongoing cultural and humanitarian projects, Chagaan Baatar, Chinggeltu Borjiged, Enghe Chimood, Tony Ettinger, Palgi Gyamcho, and their families. Many thanks to Sasha Nadbitov for capturing the day’s events on film. An edited film story of the day’s highlights will be available on DVD shortly.
MACA was a sponsor of a reception on October 25 hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, The Friends of Mongolia and Mongolia Connections, honoring Jonathan S. Addleton, Former Ambassador to Mongolia to mark the publication of the 52nd volume in the ADST- ACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series MONGOLIA AND THE UNITED STATES A Diplomatic History.
MACA was a sponsor of the 70th Anniversary of Kalmyk Deportation memorial meeting on December 1st, 2013 held by the Kalmyk Project organization at the Tibet House in New York. The guest of honor and speaker was Arkady Goryaev.
On December 7, MACA held the 21th annual memorial ceremony at the Nitsan Temple for the late Tsorj Lama, Gegeen and former Abbot of the Khorgho Sume in Western Sunid. Tsorj Lama was the second president of MACA.
MACA continued educational and scholarship support to several deserving students in Ulaanbaatar.In 2010 the Mongolian Arts Council, chaired by Mr. Jantsannorov, named the first 3 students as recipients of scholarships in the amounts of 1M Tg and two 500K Tg with funds provided by MACA generated through an interest bearing account established in Ulaanbaatar. In 2013, as in past years, nominations were evaluated and scholarships awarded. This program has been ably administered by our director on the ground in UB, Ch. Enghe.
During the year, the MACA web page (www.maca-usa.org) was managed by our able web administrator, Belig Borjiged. The eTolbo version of our newsletter continues to be released through the MACA webpage. It contains articles and information updated on a periodic basis. Thank you very much Belig.
The last thing I might mention is our plans to transition the major responsibility for the planning and implementation of our annual Chinggis Khaan ceremony through a new organization, called the Chinggis Khaan Memorial Foundation. In due course, there will be a call for participation in the new organization, and I urge you to consider joining and contributing to its future success.
I close wishing you a joyful holiday season and much good health and success of every kind in the coming new year.
1:00 PM Opening Welcome, Sanj Altan, MACA
1:10 PM Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ritual
1:45 PM His Excellency B. Altangerel, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States
2:00 PM Mr. Ch. Munkhbayar, President, Southern Mongolian Cultural Association
2:15 PM Mr. Akram Gizabi, Hazara Community
Mr. B. Tumenulzii, Uvur Mongol community
Ms. Tsybikova Darima, Buriat Community
Ms. Nadbitova Tamara, Kalmyk Community
Mr. Eres Salchak, Tyvan community
Mr. Tegshjargal, “Unuudur” Newspaper Journalist
3:00 PM Ms. D. Otgonjargal, Ms. A. Jegjee, Mongolian School
3:10 PM Mongolian Children’s Aid and Development Fund Auction
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM “Magtaal” Ensemble
4:45 PM Mr. Erdeni, Ms. Sichigma and Mr. Adis
5:30 PM Mr. Amarburen, Ms. Bolormaa, Mr. Tsengelsaikhaan, …….Mongolian Dance Company & Operatic Singers
6:15 PM Reception in honor of the artists (Mongolian cuisine, cash bar)
7:15 PM Mr. Delekhei
8:00 PM Ms. Sainkho Namtschylak
8:45 PM Mongol Party by DJ Baagi Beatz
11:45 PM Close
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CENTRAL PARK — In a scene that could have been straight from the grasslands of Mongolia, two pairs of wrestlers, each bare-chested except for a tight-sleeved vest around his shoulders, engaged in face-to-face battle — hands locked, arms outstretched, in a bid to take down his opponent.
But that scene on Saturday afternoon was instead taking place in a small meadow near Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain.
Nearby, on a long table filled with Mongolian fare, a few men poured vodka from a tall, gold bottle decorated with an image of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire.
“It’s good to get together and keep this tradition alive,” said Jamul Jadamba, 37, who finished second in the wrestling competition, before changing into a T-shirt that said “Yes We Khan.”
The wrestling competition was the highlight of the New York Mongolian community’s Naadam celebration, an annual festival commemorating Mongolia’s independence as well as the nation’s nomadic heritage.
About 75 people, including Od Och, the permanent representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, attended Saturday’s event, which was organized by the Mongolian Heritage Foundation of Flushing, Queens.
Each July 11 and 12 in Mongolia, thousands fill the capital city’s main stadium and welcome a procession of horsemen, athletes, soldiers, and monks during a colorful and joyous Opening Ceremony. Horse races take place across miles of open grasslands, as do hundreds of single elimination wrestling matches in which the winners are given titles such as “falcon,” “elephant,” and “lion.”
Landlocked between China and Russia, Mongolia has one of the lowest population densities of any nation on earth. But there are several hundred Mongolians living in the New York City area, according to Morris Rossabi, a professor of Mongolian History at Columbia University.
The greater New York area is also home to a sizable Kalmyk population, people of Mongol descent who are from Kalmykia, a Russian Republic on the Caspian Sea, he said.
Several of Saturday’s attendees dressed in traditional Mongolian costumes, and the top outfits were rewarded with prizes. The best wrestlers were given framed pictures of Mongolian calligraphy and were handed wads of cash.
Attached to a nearby rocky hill was the flag of Kalmykia, and at its base, a horse-headed fiddle — a long, double-stringed musical instrument that is a national symbol of Mongolia, rested against a picnic table. The Mongolian flag was staked almost precisely in the center of the meadow, and waved in the hot air.
Tsenguun Chinbat, 27, a teacher who is from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, said she attended the festivities to connect and socialize with fellow Mongolians.
If you can’t make it to Ulan Bator for Mongolia’s National Celebration Naadam the Mongol Naadam Festival in Washington DC is your next-best option. The event held annually in the Mongolian capital Ulan-baatar celebrates that country’s three main sporting pastimes: Mongolian wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing. Although the Washington DC Naadam is scaled back somewhat (there’s no archery competition, and a child’s footrace replaces the horse race), the wrestling competition is the main attraction;. The Mongol Naadam is not as bilingual as other festival in the area, so brush up on your conversational Mongolian and bring your appetite for khuushuur, deep-friend pockets of dough stuffed with minced mutton or beef, garlic and onions.
10:00 am Soccer Game
We will sang Mongolian national anthem with great pride of National Naadam , each person put hands clasped tightly on their heart
Mongolian Entertainment Mongolian Wrestling
Children’s Horse Race
Ticket : 5$
Time: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Date: Saturday , July, 13th, 2013
Location: Occoquan Regional Park – 9751 Ox Road, Lorton VA, 22079
Mongolia National Day
Press Statement John Kerry
Secretary of State
July 9, 2013
On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I would like to convey the very best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you celebrate your National Day on July 11.
There is certainly cause for celebration, as the people of Mongolia recently participated in yet another free and fair presidential election, evidence of Mongolia’s strong commitment to its democratic process. Through ongoing cooperation, the U.S. looks forward to further strengthening our bilateral relationship and promoting economic growth that will benefit both our countries.
I would like to express our gratitude to Mongolia for your invaluable contribution to coalition and international peacekeeping activities.
Mongolia is playing an active and important role in promoting peace and stability around the world, and the United States stands with you as partner and friend.
Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, wearing traditional Mongolian clothing, takes oath at his inauguration after being re-elected, in front of the statue of Genghis Khan outside the national parliament building in downtown Ulan Bator July 10, 2013
Please join us on Saturday July 6th for Mongol Heritage
Foundation’s Naadam Celebration.
Mongol Heritage Foundation & NYC Mongols, Kalmyk Project in the NYC is holding First annual Naadam celebration in near Bethesda Fountain ,Central Park , New York. The celebration will be opened by H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.
The NYC Mongols celebration “Naadam” 2013 will take place on Saturday July 6th from 11:00am – 7:00 pm at the west side of the “Bethesda Fountain” Central Park where the Mongol tradition of “Naadam” will happen among the all Mongol people who live in the greater New York area.
This Festivity is the one of the major celebration on the Mongols honor of the national holiday of Motherland Mongolia. During the celebration, Mongolians compete in traditional sporting events and competitions that include , wrestling, and children’s wood horse racing.
In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.
We encourage you to invite your friends and family to this exciting and interesting event where the New York Area Mongols will join together in a traditional celebration.
All of the Mongols including Buryats, Kalmyks, Hazaras ,Tuvans and Inner Mongolians are join in the celebration.
Everyone who is interested in Mongolia and Mongol Culture is invited; people who are interested in Mongolia and the Mongolian Culture such as Americans who have lived and worked in Mongolia through the Peace Corps will attend.
Where: The Bethesda Fountain, Central Park is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide.It is one of the most well known fountains in the world.This neoclassical sculpture, also known as Angel of the Waters, features an eight-foot bronze angel who stands above four small cherubim representing health, purity, temperance, and peace.
Location: Bethesda Fountain, Central Park
The Mall, New York, NY 10024
When: Saturday, July 6,
Time: 11 :00 am till 7:00 pm
Opening Welcome, H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations
Inner Mongolian Community Mr. Hasar Ayush
Kalmyk Community Ms. Kermen
Buryat Community Ms. Tsengiyev
Hazara Community Liquate Ali
Kalmyk Project NYC
Mongolian Ambulance Project
Wild Art Mongolia 2013 Expedition
The President of the Mongol Heritage Foundation Byambakhuu Darinchuluun will go over the agenda of the event
Children’s Wood Horse Race
Children’s Shagai (ankle bone ) Game
Yokhor “Circle ” dancing
“I am mongol ” painting contest
The Best Traditional Mongolian male, female, and child’s clothing contest
Mongolian singing contest
Closing Ceremony Singing all Mongols .National Song (Warm Hear ted Land )
Mongol Heritage Foundation and NYC Mongols, Kalmyk Project NYC,
Permanent Mission of Mongolia to United Nations,
Hazara Organization Progress and Equality Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center
Please bring food to share and your beverages to drink. There will be Mongolian food and games to play.
Boortsog, suutei tsai, byaslag and plates, napkins, silverware, etc. will be provided by the Mongol Heritage Foundation .
What to expect:
some ideas on what to expect and what you should do when you attend during Naadam Event.
Children’s Wooden Hobby Horse Rising
Although the NYC Naadam is scaled back somewhat (there’s no archery competition, and a child’s footrace replaces the horse race), the wrestling competition is the main attraction.
Mongol Malgai , Mongol Deel, Khantaaz,
Mongolian traditional wrestling is an untimed competition in which wrestlers lose if they touch the ground with any part of their body other than their feet or hand. When picking pairs, the wrestler with the greatest fame has the privilege to choose his own opponent. Wrestlers wear two-piece costumes consisting of a tight shoulder vest (zodog) and shorts (shuudag). Only men are allowed to participate.Each wrestler has an “encourager” called a zasuul. The zasuul sings a song of praise for the winning wrestler after rounds 3, 5, and 7.
Winners of the 7th or 8th stage earn the title of zaan, “elephant”. The winner of the 9th or 10th stage, is called arslan, “lion”. In the final competition, all the “zasuuls” drop in the wake of each wrestler as they take steps toward each other. Two time arslans are called the titans / giants, or avraga.
Shagai games are especially popular during the Mongolian summer holiday of Naadam. In shagai dice, the rolled shagai generally land on one of four sides: horse, camel, sheep or goat.
Mongolians still exchange shagai today as tokens of friendship. The shagai may be kept in a little pouch.A large variety of traditional Mongolian games are played using the shagai pieces. Depending on the game, the anklebones may be tossed like dice, flicked like marbles, shot at with arrows, caught in the hands, or simply collected according to the roll of a die. In many games, the side on which a tossed piece lands (horse, sheep, camel, or goat) is significant.
Typically it is blue to represent the beautiful blue sky. Please bring your Khadag greet with Mongols.
The Classic Mongolian script written from the top downwards and in clockwise turns and has a classic vertical direction which expresses the almost optimal movement of handwriting due to the theory of probability.
Yohor is a circle dance. Buryat Mongol peoples have some form of circle dance. Yohor is the Buryat version. The chief characteristics in this belief is the concept of the world axis, represented by a tree, by the serge, or by the oboo. As part of these customs there is the use of the circle dance for shamanist ritual and worship at these places which is called the yohor. The dance may encircle the sacred tree or object, or the shaman who is conducting a ritual. These circle dances may last for hours, and are punctuated by the phrases yohor-o or heeyo. The yohor is extremely ancient and is depicted on rock carvings thousands of years old.
NYC Mongol Library display
Mongol Library Project
Sep 2011 to Sep 2013
NYC Mongol Library is designed to provide the opportunity to explore the richness of Mongol history.
The Mongol Heritage Foundations Library provides many interesting and informative books in Mongolian, and English pertaining to Mongol history, art, geography, literature, and culture. In addition, recreational reading includes periodicals, newspapers, biographies, magazines, novels, and materials about travel.
Members can also enjoy video cassettes such as Mongol, Kalmyk , Tuvan, Hazara, Buryat, Inner Mongolian films, biographies, travel, documentaries, and life stories of Mongol Americans. We encourage members to check out books, and other materials, and reap the richness of Mongol, and Mongol-American history, events, culture, and experiences
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Tsagaan idée -dairy products such as cheeses and hard curds
Cheese from milk of cattle, yaks, goats, or sheep.
Most commonly, the milk of yak and cattle is used. Goats and sheep are not milked in all places, but make for the most aromatic cheese. However, mongolian cheese doesn’t get to ripen like its european counterparts, so the overall taste is somewhat bland in comparison.
“Worm Aaruul” is a variation in the shape of little strands, often sweetened. Don’t press the fresh material, but put it through a meat grinder (available in every mongolian houshold) into small “worms”. Arrange those in little heaps for drying. This type of Aaruul is easier to chew (especially for children), but less suited for travel supplies.
khailmag, made from a mixture of shortening, water, flour, and sugar, pan-fried at a ridiculously high temperature until clarified oil separates at the sides of the pan. Reconstituted raisins are then added to the mix, and the result is a warm, delicious sludge that resembles a not-too-cheesy cheesecake
Suutei Tsai- The most favored drink during this holiday is Mongol milk tea .Milk tea is an indispensable part of the Mongolian’s daily life.
One of the Mongolian most famous delicious meals is of course the Khuushuur. It’s a meal that consist of meat, onions and other ingredients put together and wrapped with flour dough, and afterwards it’s fried in oil. Everyone loves the taste of khuushuur in Mongolia..Mongolians hold the fresh khuushuur between their palms and also with the tips of all fingers to stimulate the nerves and blood circulation in the hands. This is believed to be curative. In some occasions, a hot khuushuur is placed on the soles of the feet and other selected places to treat neurosis and health conditions related to the balance of the air element of the five elements composing the human body.
Boortsog Mongolian Deep Fried Cookies
There will be Naadam Party starting at 10pm;
DJ Baagii Beatz is pleased to announce the music for NYC Mongols
Naadam celebration 2013. The music has a largely Mongol theme. Event organizers have put considerable thought into selecting the music, and their choices blend traditional music with some newly commissioned pieces.
Address :BOSS Lounge @ Ktown; 10 West 32nd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001.
It gives me great, great pleasure to introduce the two Mongol artists who will be going on the WildArt Mongolia Expedition! I met them when I was in Ulaanbaatar last year and am very excited that they have signed on. Them are well-known in Mongolia and deserve to be known in the United States too.
Today, I would like you to meet Tugsoyun Sodnom. Next will be Oidoviin Magvandorj.
Tugsoyun was born in 1955.
She graduated from the Fine Art College, Ulaanbaatar in 1974 and from the Surikov Institute of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia, in 1980.
She has been exhibiting her work since 1974, both in Mongolia and internationally, participating in exhibitions in Bulgaria, Japan, Russia, Japan, India, Germany, Australia, Korea, the United States and London. Since 1974 she has participated in all of the Union of Mongolian Artists’ exhibitions.
Since 1974 she has designed and/or illustrated over 100 books.
“Greed keeps men forever poor, even the abundance of
This world will not make them rich.”
– Mongolian proverb
On April 9, photographer Chiara Goia will open an exhibit at The Half King of her images from the fastest growing economy in the world—Mongolia. Chiara’s work looks at the cultural impact of Mongolia’s sudden economic growing pains and boons.
“Over the course of a generation, the Mongolia of pastoral nomads herding on grand steppes is moving into memory,” says Half King curator Anna Van Lenten. “Massive deposits of gold, copper, silver, and coal are luring foreign investment, raising prices, and despoiling the steppes. Chiara’s images capture the unease of a people whose cultural heritage hangs in the balance, as they adapt over the course of a single generation, to a market economy.”
The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional documentary photography. In tandem with its reading series, it fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, photo editor at Newsweek, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.
Chiara Goia was born and raised in Italy. Her clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time, Le Figaro, andVanity Fair. Among her recognitions are the Sony World Photography Award, the Canon prize for emerging photographers, and PDN‘s 30. Documenting Mongolia’s dizzying transformations is an ongoing project.
Washington DC, USA: Germany-born Ph.D. in Bio statistics Sanj Altan received one of the highest hon-ours bestowed upon a foreigner by the Mongolian Government: the Friendship (Nairamdal) Medal. Presented by Zandaakhuu Enkhbold Chairman of the State Great Hural (Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament )in a U.S. Capitol ceremony,March 20, 2013, the medal is a reflection of the affection and appreciation felt by Mongolians for his work. Sanj Altan was born in 1947 in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. His family emigrated to the US in 1951. His grandparents had fled Russia following the 1918 revolution and were part of the Kalmyk emigre community in Eastern Europe during the 20s, 30s and 40s. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1968 and from Temple University in 1977, with a PhD. in Bio statistics. He is currently employed by Johnson & Johnson where he supports pharmaceutical drug development. Sanj Altan traces his interest in Mongol culture to his parents, who insisted on speaking their Mongolian dialect at home, and his teachers, the late Professor Gombojab Hangin, who inspired his pursuit of the Pan-Mongol movement, and the late Tsorj Lama, former Abbott of the Khorgha Temple in Western Sunid, Inner Mongolia, who inspired his spiritual pursuit of the annual commemoration of Chinggis Khan.
March 7, 2013: A March 2013 issue of the eTolbo has been published with additional material covering the 2012 Chinggis Khan Ceremony. Please make sure to read the well-written, first-person account of one of the attendees of the Chinggis Khan Ceremony! Many thanks to Sansar Tsakhirmaa
I first became aware of the Mongol American Cultural Association (MACA) when I was googling for information on Mongolic communities based in the U.S. approximately four years ago. By visiting MACA’s website for the first time, I was also informed that a ceremony-featuring ethnocommunal gathering has been held on a yearly basis since the late 1980s. Having long yearned for connecting to the small,dispersed, but proud Mongolic communities in the American Northeast, in November,2012, I was lucky enough to reach Princeton and witness in person the burgeoning spirit of Mongolic identity, solidarity, and diversity that would not be similarly feltelsewhere. Not a historian, I’m not going to recount the founding myths of Mongolic peoples. Not a poet, I’m not going to couch my feeling with the event in literary phrases. Instead, as a student of social science, I consider that November day as one raising the consciousness of Mongolic identity, solidarity, and diversity within our diasporic communities and inviting further dialogues and even brotherly supports across our communities in Mongolia-the-independent-state, Southern Mongolia, Kalmyk, Buryatia, Tuva, and Hazaristan. Ethno national identity tells one who he or she is, who he or she is not,and of which group he or she may claim membership. The shared distinct self-identification of being ethnically Mongolic, regardless of whatever tribal affiliations, whatever religious practices, whatever linguistic nuances, whatever historical trajectories,would not have been around without an essentially similar collective memory of the political entity founded by Chinggis Khan centuries ago that gave rise to what is later known as a common claim to be Mongolic. However, in our times, such a common allegiance has rarely been hailed in an all-inclusive manner until MACA’s magnanimous efforts. While those from Mongolia-the-independent-state may not only claim their Mongolic identity but also be recognized as such, those of Mongolic heritages but from outside Mongolia may have, to varying extent, to inhibit their Mongolic identities for practical reasons. In this regard, the génie of Chinggis Khan Memorial Ceremony consists in its offering an opportunity for Mongolic peoples outside Mongolia the-independent-state to jointly and unfetteredly assert their
Mongolic identities, even if that lasts for only one day. Thus, many of our ethnic kins who may use non-Mongolic languages in daily life drove hundreds of miles for the annual gathering simply to “reboot” the aspect of their identity for which they want recognition and preservation.If coming together in honor of Chinggis Khan were all about identity, then we might ignore how much the event is also meant for promoting greater mutual contact,understanding, network, kinship, and even empathetic feelings among different Mongolic groups, among individuals within a group,and among individuals across groups. I positively noticed that attendees, different Mongolic groups as they represent, were not necessarily concentrated according to specific group or regional identities, but presented a tendency to seat themselves randomly, which had the potential of facilitating conversations between individuals who might previously have had little knowledge about one another’s Mongolic heritage. The event was also my first of its kind where members of different Mongolic groups had an opportunity to appreciate one another’s music, songs, and dances all within one sitting. I was no less impressed with the already-established cross-group networks evinced at the reception where members of different Mongolic groups were able to proactively approach one another. A day of building consciousness of one an other’s existence and experience may pave way for further interactions conducive to the development of emotional attachment. Such attachment will be indispensable in order to genuinely bind various Mongolic groups together by transcending the linguistic, religious,cultural, historical,and political barriers that give them myriad justifications not to build solidarity with one another. Solidarity building does not need to come at the expense of the amazingly diverse historical, cultural, religious, and linguistic heritages various Mongolic peoples claim. If MACA designates this annual ceremonial event for allowing people of Mongolic roots to assert a common identity as well as for generating greater cohesion among them, then it can equally be understood as a stage on which for Mongolic peoples to share with one another the unique and distinct aspect of their identity.
The dancers and singers from Mongolia-the-independent-state represented the most-blossoming and best-supported of Mongolic cultural traditions by showcasing the biyelgee dance as well as the inebriatingly beautiful operatic singing’s developed out of folk songs (ardiin duu). In the meantime, the band from the Ordos subregion of Southern Mongolia signaled to attendees a persistent and unrelenting pride Southern Mongolians take in their Mongolic identity by graciously blending both ethnic andpopular elements into their rendition and by offering a medley of Southern Mongolian folk songs that people like me have been so much missing. Buryat artist Namgar Lkhasaranova and the other two ethnomusicians demonstrated the highly distinct musical heritage of the Buryat people in Southern Siberia that I had not been able to contemplate until at the event. As the first Mongolic community settled in the U.S. and the most significant proponents of MACA, Kalmyks dedicated their fusion of Oiratic and North Caucasus traditions, which again invited various Mongolic peoples to marvel at our diversity. Though subjected to mass deportation in the mid-1940s, Kalmyks not only maintained their ethnic morale, but also initiated the presence of Mongolic peoples in the U.S. The representation of the Iranic-speaking Hazara people at the ceremony can also be marked as an example of re-oriented ethnonational consciousness and of the tremendous cultural and historical diversity among Mongolic peoples we have yet to explore. Hereby, another génie of MACA’s annual Chinggis Khan Memorial Ceremony is its serving as probably the only occasion, tomy knowledge, to be able to integrate a widest possible range of Mongolic diversity into one theme.
Thanks to pioneers of our senior generations from Southern Mongolia (Övör Mongol),Kalmykia (Xalimag), and Mongolia-the-independent-state (Ar Mongol) who sowed the seeds for a Pan-Mongolic communal tradition in the U.S., this annual gathering has been hopefully achieving a threefold mission: commemorating a common founding hero, Chinggis Khan, who laid the foundation for the distinct identities Mongolic peoples hail today, congregating people of various Mongolic heritages to facilitate their mutual understandings as well as to revive ethnic kinship that has been historically undermined, as well as consolidating support from the greater U.S. society with regard to issues concerning the Mongolic world. In retrospect, this year we have had music and dance heritages of Mongolia-the-independent-state, Southern Mongolia, Kalmykia, Buryatia represented. In prospect, perhaps next year there would be those of Tuva and Hazaristan added?
RE: Public events in US & Canada during the North America visit of Parliament Chairman Enkhbold and Ulaanbaatar Governor Bat-Uul, March 18-28; Mongolian student wins logo design contest for 40th anniversary of Canada-Mongolia relations; April 19 is registration deadline for NAMBC’s 23rd AGM, Washington, DC, May 7-8
Open-to-the-Public Events during Enkhbold/Bat-Uul delegation visit to the US and Canada – From March 17 to March 29, Parliament Chairman Z. Enkhbold and Ulaanbaatar Governor/Mayor E. Bat-Uul will visit Denver, Washington, DC, New York City, Ottawa, and Vancouver. Governor Bat-Uul will also visit Calgary. The following events are open to the public. Two of the three are free; all require an RSVP.
Denver – Monday evening, March 18, 6:00 PM – Reception at the Denver Botanical Gardens, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, hosted by the Denver Botanic Gardens, Wagner Equipment, Inc. and the Ulaanbaatar-Denver Sister Cities Committee, in honor of Chairman Enkhbold, Governor Bat-Uul, Mongolian Ambassador to the US Bulgaa Altangerel and the Mongolian Delegation; FREE but RSVP required to Honorary Consul Office in Denver by 12:00 Noon, March 18, (303) 981-8274, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver – Tuesday morning, March 19, 8:00 AM — “Discovering Mongolia: A Conversation with Speaker Enkhbold,” 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM; breakfast and public forum on Mongolia and business in Mongolia with Speaker Enkhbold and other panelists; at the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver, 2044 East Evans Avenue, Joy Burns Center. This program is sponsored by the World Trade Center Denver, the Daniels College of Business and the NAMBC; famed Mongolian columnist and TV commentator, D. Jargalsaikhan, will be the moderator. Fee: $35 for World Trade Center Members; $45 for Non-Members; advance registration required, www.wtcdenver.org See flyer attached. Both Speaker Enkhbold and Jargalsaikhan earned International MBAs at the University of Denver.
Vancouver – Thursday afternoon, March 28, 3:00 PM— “Current Developments in Mongolia,” an address by Speaker Enkhbold followed by a panel discussion, sponsored by the University of British Columbia Institute of Asian Research, Program on Inner Asia at the UBC Robson Square Center, Room C215, 800 Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, BC; Speaker Enkhbold will be introduced by Anna Biolik, former Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia. Panelists include Charles Krusekopf, Royal Roads University and Executive Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies; Dirk van Zyl, Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, UBC; Jonathan Lotz, Heenan Blaikie; and Julian Dierkes, Institute of Asian Research, UBC. FREE but advance registration is requested at
April 19 is registration deadline for NAMBC 2013 Annual General Meeting, Washington, DC, May 7-8 ; Non-Members welcome — The registration deadline for the NAMBC’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Washington, DC, May 7-8, 2013 is April 19, after which a US$75 late fee is imposed. A registration form is available below.Non-members are warmly welcome.
The AGM starts on the evening of Tuesday, May 7, with an opening reception at the Mongolian Embassy hosted by Ambassador Bulgaa Altangerel, followed on Wednesday, May 8, by a full day of presentations and discussion, including lunch. Speakers will include senior US Government officials, diplomats of Mongolia, the US and Canada, and a panel of experts on Mongolia with a cumulative 80 years hands-on experience of and in the country.
Venue for the 2013 AGM is the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202, 10 minutes from Reagan National Airport and close by a Metro station. April 15 is the deadline for reserving hotel rooms at the NAMBC group rate of US$219 per night for single or double occupancy, which includes breakfast. To make room reservations at the discounted rate, click on the link below to reach the automated reservation system for the hotel; that site already contains the group code (namnama). If you wish to reserve rooms for check-in before May 6 or check-out after May 9 OR if you encounter any difficulty with the online system, please contact our event manager at the hotel, Ms. Latoya Swan, Latoya.Swan@renaissancehotels.com, telephone (571) 814-4048 . Be sure to mention that you are reserving at the NAMBC rate.
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Mongolian mining student wins logo design competition for 40th anniversary of Mongolia-Canada diplomatic relations — Seventy-four designs were received in the competition among Mongolian students sponsored by the Canadian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar to design the logo commemorating the 40th anniversary of Canada-Mongolia diplomatic relations. The winning design was submitted by B. Bold-Erdene, a second year mining student at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Canadian Ambassador Greg Goldhawk presented Bold-Erdene with a new iPhone 5 as a prize, noting that the independent selection panel found it difficult to make a final choice because all the entries reflected different facets of the bilateral relationship. Mongolia opened diplomatic relations with Mongolia on November 30, 1973. The Canadian Embassy in UB opened in 2008. The design is in the public domain and all Canadian companies involved in Mongolia are welcome to use it during this anniversary year.
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23rd Annual General Meeting
7-8 May 2013 – Washington, DC
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Nothing ignites passion more than music, and New York’s club-goers are a very passionate bunch. Fueled by the world’s most renowned turntable artists, NYC’s music scene is eclectic, innovative and fluid. Here are the Big Apple’s hottest Mongol talents, making it all happen behind the decks.DJ Baagii Beatz rocks out the new format in music and plays hip-hop, rock, house, old School ,Dance, Top 40, R&B,80’s 90’s & Party Anthems,and more. Something for everyone’s musical tastes.
What to expect:
* Icebreaker games
* Professional photography
* Prizes & Giveaways all night
* I love N.Y.C themed video
* N.Y.C Signature Cocktail The Brooklyn
Currently DJ Baagii Beatz spins at several nightclubs and lounge. DJ residencies at some of the hottest nightlife spots in New York City..
Venues such as :
– Bar 13
– Griffin (with famous DJ NiNa Ski)
– District 36
– Hiro (closing party)
– The Park NYC
– White Rabbit (with famous DJ Enferno)
– Cellar Bar (Park Hotel)
– Greenhouse (opened the party for legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff)
– The Caulfield
– P.S 450
– Zendo Lounge
– D.I.P Aquabar Lounge (indoor pool lounge)
– Boss Lounge
– 3Ten Lounge
– 3rd Floor Cafe Lounge
– Spot Lounge
– XVI Rooftop Lounge
– 230 5th ave Rooftop Lounge
– Play Lounge
– Pop Burger Lounge
– Hudson Terrace Rooftop Lounge
– Aeropostale Clothing company private party @ MoMA
– Christmas party for NYPD @ Copia Club
– Fashion Week party @ BeBe Store
– 3 years of New Years party inclufing countdown @ Bar 13
– Speed Dating event @ Soho Grand hotel
– Embrace Fashion magazine opening party @ Soho Grand Hotel
– 2013 New Year Party for Mongolian people in NYC @ Tangra Lounge
– Private Spanish community parties, Reggae Dancehall parties
– Also birthday party, reunion, sweet 16, baptism, high school dance, prom, wedding etc..
September 17 is deadline to sign up for free USDOC US-Mongolia Business Forum at MINExpo on September 24
Canadian, US and Mongolian companies welcome to attend free USDOC US-Mongolia Business Forum at Las Vegas, September 24 – Register by
September 17 – September 17 is the RSVP deadline for the US Commerce Department’s Sixth US-Mongolia Business Forum on Monday, September 24, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM, during the MINExpo 2012 trade show in Las Vegas. The Forum will focus on mining and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There is no charge to attend and you may attend even if you are not registered for MINExpo. All US, Canadian and Mongolian companies are welcome. Over 180 Mongolian mining executives are expected at MINExpo.To register for the Forum and receive further details, please send an email before September 17 to Ms. Zhen Gong Cross, Head of Mongolian Affairs, US Commerce Department, email@example.com with your name, title, company/organization, telephone number and direct email address. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Gong-Cross by email, telephone (202-482-2910) or Fax 202-482-1576. For full access to the MINExpo show, you may register at http://www.minexpo.com/attendee-information/registration.html. The General Registration fee for the show is $200 but the US.-Mongolia Business Forum on September 24 is free.
A Public Address by His Excellency Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia
Moderated by David Ellwood, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
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The landlocked nation of Mongolia, sandwiched between Russia and China, has long been one of the most remote and least developed places in the world. Its progress toward democracy and economic development since the end of the Cold War will likely be familiar to the career diplomat nominated by President Obama on March 5, 2012, to be the next ambassador to Mongolia.
Piper Anne Wind Campbell, daughter of Gay Campbell and David N. Campbell, a longtime director of Gibraltar Industries, which manufactures and distributes building materials. She was born circa 1966 in Buffalo, New York, and graduated Nichols School, a Buffalo prep school, in 1984. She later said her participation in a summer exchange program to Japan “definitely set me onto this career path in diplomacy.” Campbell earned a B.S. in Foreign Service with a certificate in Asian Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1988, and a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1999.
She worked briefly for an organization promoting trade between Western New York and Canada prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1989. She began her career with service as a consular and administrative officer at the embassy in Manila, Philippines, followed by a stint as a general services officer providing support to the three U.S. missions in Brussels, Belgium (to the EU, to NATO and to Belgium). Campbell served in the State Department Operations Center from 1994 to 1995, and in the International Organizations Bureau from 1995 to 1996. Detailed to the civil affairs section of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Balkans from 1996 to 1998, Campbell helped the US Agency for International Development (USAID) establish an office in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia, in 1998.
After taking a one-year leave to earn her M.P.A. in 1999, Campbell covered Asian issues and Security Council reform at the U.S. Mission to the UN in New York from 1999 to 2002, and served as counselor for Humanitarian Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2006. Campbell then served at the Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, first as deputy chief of mission, starting September 20, 2006, and then as chargé d’affaires ad interim from August 25, 2008, to January 19, 2009.
Back in Washington, Campbell served as chief of staff to Jack Lew, the deputy secretary of state for Management and Resources, until being named consul general at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq, on July 12, 2011.
Piper Campbell has donated $3,200 to Democratic candidates and organizations over the years, with $1,500 going to the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry and $700 to the Democratic National Committee in 2004; she also donated $1,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008, according to OpenSecrets.org. An avid runner, Campbell has competed in marathons and half marathons on three continents.
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Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab (1883–1964) was supposedly the last Mongolian Khutugtu, a Lamaist dignitary believed to be an incarnation of Buddha, politician and Mongolian-American scholar. Jamsrangjab was a KhalkhaMongolian and considered the living Buddha among the Mongols. He had strong friendly ties with Dalai Lama and Chiang Kai-shek. Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, respected Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab as his mentor and teacher during his visit to the monastery he founded in New Jersey, USA.
When Jamsrangjab was born to commoners, Bashlu and Gimbeles, in Zagdsambar of Zasagt Khan (in modern Zavkhan Province), there spread mysterious but amazing tales about his born. At his age of 5, Bogd Khan declared Jamsrangjab to be the after-life of the late Diluwa. Jamsrangjab with his parents moved to the capital city Nyislel Khuryee. He studied the philosophy of Buddhism so hard that he was awarded religious dignities at the age of 7 and 21.
In 1916 the Diluwa Khutugtu was sent to the south-eastern frontier of Bogd Khaanate Mongolia with the Mongolian general, Khatanbaatar Magsarjav to ease the conflict between the Mongols and the Republic of China. Sometime around C. 1919, he attempted to visit Russia to ask help against the growing influence of China, but he was stopped at the borderline due to incomplete identity documents. Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab was also seeking to ask assistance from the United States of America to support the independence of Mongolia.
Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab was arrested in 1930 due to the accusation that he was linked with the so-called anti-communist leader, Eregdendagva. He was freed later after he didn’t accept the trial. On 26 February 1931, the Diluwa Khutugtu was sent to China by the government of Mongolian People’s Republic to spy on Banchin Bogd of Inner Mongolia, the Kuomintang, and Japanese spies operating in Inner Mongolia. After he had gone, false rumours about him spread among people. At the time, he didn’t know he would never come back to his homeland again.
While he stayed in Tibet for 3 years, Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab was a tutor for the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.
On 28 June 1932, he met Banchin Bogd and attended the conference about the Khalkha Mongolia in Nanjing. While residing in Inner Mongolia, Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab established contacts with prince Demchugdongrub of the western Sunid (a Mongol tribe) and his fellow Japanese. The political and military leader of China, Chiang Kai-shek, admired his skills after the two had made good friends in a companion. His safety was in danger in Mongolia when his Mongolian colleagues were purged and executed in outer Mongolia in 1937-39. He fled Mongolia when the leftists attacked on the Buddhist Clergy in 1930s.Since everybody who knew his real mission in China all disappeared or executed, the Diluwa Khutugtu was called falsely political refugee and anti-communist.
After he came to the USA in 1949 with the assistance of Owen Lattimore and fellow professors, Jamsranjab worked at the Johns Hopkins University. There he joined American-British professor Owen Lattimore‘s the Mongolia Project.In New Jersey, he founded a Monastery with Kalmyk Americanlamas in 1950-1952. He was elected the chief lama of the Monastery there. When he was in the USA, he still worked for the international recognition of Mongolian independence.
He influenced Chan Kai Shek to declare “Mongolia can be a member of the United Nations like other independent nations” in 1960.On 7 April 1965, the last Mongolian Khutugtu, Jamsrangjab, died at the age of 82 in New York. In 1990, the supreme court of Mongolia proved his innocence and abolished all decrees that accused him of false political crimes.
The upsurge of anti-Russian and separatist sentiment is marked in several republics of the country
In Russia, settled opinion: The Russian population is oppressed only in the North Caucasus republics. Somehow forgotten that the country is composed of many ethnic regions. Some of them are Russian perhaps worse off than their cousins in the North Caucasus.
The Russian population in Kyzyl – capital of the Republic of Tuva, complains of worsening hostility towards them from the indigenous population. People say that some time has been relatively quiet, and suddenly they took up arms again.
– The relatively calm – does not mean good. On the streets – looks angry and hissing, “Orus” – that word mean aliens – says a resident of Kyzyl, a former school teacher of geography, Anna Kazakova. – It continues for more than 20 years. In the Soviet period, Russian was 50% of the population, now – less than 20%. On the streets periodically appear the inscription “Russian, get out!”
As a result, the outflow of people of Slavic appearance continues.
In the early 1990s, Tuva ASSR (now Republic of Tuva), famous for the fact that its territory in the Soviet Union began the first “Russian pogroms.” Tuvan youth began to smash the rural houses in which lived Russian. Then the stream poured into the cities and towns. On the map of the republic there were real hot spots – Khovu-Aqsa Sosnovka, Bai-Haak. There were riots with national overtones in Kyzyl.
– My family was leaving Tuva twice, because to live where you hate just because you’re Russian, it is impossible. And my family lived there for almost 50 years – says the 18-year-old resident of the town of Krasnoyarsk Territory Kuragino Svetlana Arkhipova. – It’s a shame and what the new place we believe someone else is called Tuvinians. In Tuva I liked. It is very beautiful and unique flora and fauna – you can see the deer, and camels. If it was possible, never went to their homes. But the fear generated by it, remains to this day, I can not fight it.
Writer, blogger Senchina Elizabeth, who also was born and spent her childhood in Tuva, said that in recent years come to their places of fear:
– I tried at every opportunity to visit this rich ancient culture of the region with her husband and children. My family live there.
However, after the streets were Kyzyl roam the crowd of angry, slovenly-dressed people, decided that the home is not worth visiting. They came from rural areas, unemployed and hungry. Attack those who do not like them. One gets the impression that they were hit by a certain force.
A friend of mine who lives in this city at 18 o’clock went to the store. The crowd beat him cruelly. Another friend of mine said that even in the summer after 17 hours on the street is better not to show up – can strongly beat or rape.
“SP”: – They come in a tourist in Tuva?
– Especially love these places artists and musicians. A magnificent, full of talent edge. But recently, the flow of tourists has declined significantly. Recently spoke with a poet has been in Tuva, he lived in a yurt, a lot of contact with the locals. The poet said, “survived by a miracle. They are quick-tempered, there is again something started. ”
Yesterday called out an acquaintance said that Tuva is becoming more Chinese.
A resident of Kyzyl Irina Portnov said: “During the restructuring of all life was hard in Tuva. People had to put the blame on someone. We decided to dump the representatives of other nationalities. They fought fiercely, with deafening screams. ”
– Nationalism, we, of course, is present but no longer has those terrible shape in the late 1980s – early 1990s – said a resident of Kyzyl Anna Morozova. – I tuvinka half and half Russian. In Soviet times, the first heads of government structures have been Tuva, and closure – only Russian. Last had more rights and powers. Until now, residents are Russian believe that indigenous people rescued from tuberculosis and syphilis. But the village dying of famine and plague, and not just from these diseases.
Judging by the stories of Russian citizens of the republic of Kalmykia, their position is almost indistinguishable from their peers in distress from Tuva.
– Began constant collision with a young Kalmyk persons of Slavic nationalities, with the attacking mob, beaten with cruelty, using rebar and lead clubs – says a resident of the capital – city of Elista, Zoe, who asked not to call her name. – They create a group of Kalmyk people aged 17-18 years, who attacked a crowd of several dozen people on lonely passers-by or on two or three people of Slavic appearance. Sometimes, beaten to death – the stakes.
– There is a mass exodus from the Kalmyk steppe. They come mainly in Elista, where unemployment is a long time ago. Unable to find work, they drink and rob. Russian killed only because they – Russian – says a resident of the Kalmyk capital Anton Perevalov.
On this occasion, the State Duma deputy Nikolai Kuryanovich sent requests to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the FSB. However, according to Russian residents of Elista, the situation has not changed.
– You are a complete heresy! I – radical elistinets, never heard about this, – shouted into the phone the head of the Office of Communications and Information Policy of the Government of the Republic of Kalmykia, Nikolai Sandzhiev. – I will not talk about it.
Novosibirsk analyst George Polyankin says that in the Republic of Buryatia this does not come up, but the Nationalists there claimed by Russian:
– Burnatsisty – well-established symbol of the Buryat nationalist stand on the positions of separatism and Russophobia.
Burnatsisty believe Russian colonialists seized their territory. Part burnatsistov ascribes Russian genocide and the slave trade.
Russia today they believe the state, standing on the oppression of minority positions in favor of Russian. Russian media called burnatsisty chauvinistic views, therefore, actively sympathetic to the North Caucasian separatists and Muslim ethnic organized crime groups.
Also burnatsisty accused of destroying Russian Buryat culture: the withering away of the language, the erosion of cultural traditions, and isolation from the Mongol world.
They are very popular among the Buryats. The people of Slavic appearance live there in a constant state of anxiety. In this country prospers nationalism household: for all inconveniences blamed Russian.
Respected guests! It is a great honor to be here and celebrate 850th anniversary of the greatest conqueror in human history. The Great Gengez Khan was not only a great warrior but also a great thinker of his time, who bestowed a comprehensive law in the form of YASA to his people and other entire conquered nations. It is a matter of sorrow that some historians especially Iranians and Arabs have mentioned him and his successors as barbaric while it is a fact that on the contrary he, along with his successors brought peace, stability, justice and prosperity to all the conquered regions and introduced unique kinds of knowledge and art. It was Mongols who promoted miniature art to its peak especially during the Ilkhante period (Ikhan means younger Khan). They also promoted the new form of history writing which we in Persian say “WAQAE NIGARI” or narration of facts. Some famous Muslim historians like Rashid-ud-Din-Fazlluah, Juwayni, Wassaf etc are gifts of Ilkhante Mongol dynasty. The famous kind of Persian inscription “NASTALIQ” that is being used till now, is also the gift of the Great khan’s successors.
Honorable guests! It is not possible for me to shed light on the life of this greatest conqueror of the world but it is a good opportunity to introduce briefly my Hazara nation who is a part of “ULUS MUQUUL” that the Great Khan himself named in spring 1206,s “QORALTAE” or grand assembly held in “QURAQURAM”. Historians, who know Hazaras, believe that they are pure Mongol or some believe that they are turcko-Mongolian origin. It is correct that some Turkic tribes like QALAJ, QARLUQ , TURKMAN etcare now part of Hazara nation but the big portion of Hazara nation consists of pure Mongol origin. Like DAE CHOPAN (an Ilkhante commander), DAE BERKA(a Mongol commander), , ARGHUN (Il Khanate Commander), NEKODAR(Jughtain commander)or BESUD .It would be very interesting for the audience to know that in Hazara BESUD there is a sub-tribe with the name of “BURJAQIN” which is believed to be the name of the tribe of the Great Khan himself. It is worth mentioning that the Turk tribe like NAEMAN is now part of Hazara nation but was merged into “ULUS MUQUUL” by the Great Khan. Historically it has been proved that up to the early 16th century some Hazara tribes were speaking Mongolian language as mentioned by king Babur the founder of Mughul dynasty in India in his famous book TUZKI BABURI. Despite the similarity of tribal names there are dozens of places in Hazarajat with the purely Mongolian name like JIGHATU near Ghazni (driven with name of JUGHTAEE, the Great Khan’s son), BU-SED (taken with the name of ILKHANATE king BU-SAEED). CHOPAN (an ILKHANATE commander as mentioned earlier).
Honorable guests, in spite of all other historic facts, a scientific research carried by Oxford University Bio-Chemistry Department in 2003, also proved that Hazara people are Mongolian origin. It is worth to mention that a campaign has been initiated here in the United States to explore the origin of Hazara through complete DNA test. I am sure that the finding of this research will not be other than the research done by the Oxford University of Great Brittan.
Hazara as a new nation established a great kingdom under Arghun dynasty in early 16th century which consists from Kabul to Sindh (present Pakistan). Later on Babur captured Kabul and Qandahar but their rule remained intact on the vast areas of northern Balochistan, Sindh and Multan (present Pakistan) up to 1591 A.D. The reflection of the glory of Arghun can be seen in “MUKHLI” graveyard Thatha, which was the capital of this dynasty. Keeping in view the unique style of construction MUKHLI has been entitled as “World Heritage”.
Honorable guests! Unfortunately the deprivation of Hazara started on the rise of Safavid in Iran. Safavid captured Qandahar in 1653A.D and posted Gargin Khan as governor with a clear intention to expel Hazara Mongol from plain lands of Heart to Kabul. He did complete this task by pushing Hazaras from their plain lands and planted a new Pashtoon Ghalzai tribe on the occupied Hazara lands. This occupation process kept continued and even made faster during ABDALID in 18th century. And this policy was finalized by Amir Abdur Rehman during 1880 to 1893 who annexed Hazarajat the land of Hazara nation and made part of his new Afghan kingdom (Afghanistan) forcefully. During 1880 to 1893 war, Amir Abdul Rehman has eliminated 62% of Hazaras in Hazarajat and disowned them of their fertile lands which were later on, distributed among Pashtoon nomads (Kochi). Therefore now historians agree that from hundred to hundred and fifty thousand square miles has been reduced in total area of Hazara home land.
Ladies and gentlemen! Despite all this massacre and genocide, Hazaras being a Mongol warrior not only exist in Afghanistan but now considered as a hope for a bright future of this war hit country because of their extra ordinary constructive abilities. Hazaras have got the highest education rate in Afghanistan in both genders. The ever first Olympic medalist Rohullah Nekpai, ever first world boxing champion Hamid Rahimi, ever first female Governor Habiba Sarabi and ever first female Mayor Azra Jafferi are the best proofs of being an extra ordinary nation in Afghanistan’s three centuries long history from one hand, while on the other hand it also reflect to their Mongolian origin ethnicity in which women had and still have a significant role in the society. Otherwise in Afghanistan like orthodox Muslim scenario, women are considered as an absurd product.
Honorable guests! During the Dark Age of Abdur Rehman and later on during Taliban era a large number of Hazaras were compelled to leave their home land Hazarajat and take refuge in neighboring countries. A huge number took refuge in Iran but unfortunately because of their Mongolian back ground they are being treated in-human and called Hazaras as BARBARI, which means barbarian. Hazaras are still struggling to use their original name in Iran but only have been allowed to use the meaningless name of KHAWARI (Eastern people) instead of Hazara. However, in British India Now Pakistan they were treated equally. Therefore, they flourished in all aspects of life quickly. Just imagine that a young Hazara Musa Khan recruited in British army as a common soldier but by his Mongol genetic ability he rose to the post of Commander In Chief of Pakistan army. He successfully led Pakistan army in 1965 Indo-Pak war with 5 time bigger Indian army, however it will be interesting for audience to add that later, during in other war in 1971, this same Pakistan army not only lost his Eastern part present Bangladesh but also faced one of the world’s biggest army surrender of more than 95 thousand soldiers to the Indian army.
Ladies and gentlemen! Unfortunately for last 12 years this most educated and well organized Pakistani Hazaras are facing a wave of genocide and ethnic cleansing by state backed religious extremist militants. So far, more than 600 innocent Hazaras mostly educated and professional have been killed. Once again thousands of Hazaras have been compelled to take refuge in western countries and other thousands are seeking for. But despite all these, I firmly believe that being a Mongol we will survive because we are survivors of the fittest.
Honorable guests! Taking the opportunity of this historic occasion I want to mention here especially for my Mongolian historians and academicians that a huge first hand treasure of information about Great Mongols are available in Persian either in printed or manuscript forms in Iran Pakistan, Afghanistan and India or in big libraries of the world. No doubts without this treasure, compilation of an authentic comprehensive history of Great Mongols are almost impossible. Therefore, I humbly request to my Mongol academicians to take necessary steps for collection and translation of this treasure in to Mongolian and English. Due to shortage of time I am mentioning here a few basic famous sources:-
1. Jame-u-tarikh or Compendium of Chronicles written by Rashid-ud-Din
2. Tarikhi Jahan Gushah or The history of world conqueror written by Malik Ata Juwayni
3. Tarikhi Wassaf written by Abdullah Wassaf
These published books were written during Ilkhanate period under direct supervision of Ilkanate kings.
4. Shah name-e-Changezi un-published book, one manuscript copy is lying in British Museum. It seems that it has been written in poetry form in patron of famous Persian historic book Shah name-e-Firdausi.
5. Turkhan Nama written by Syed Mir Mohammad Tatavi, it is about Hazara Arghun dynasty who ruled from Kabul to Sindh during 15th and 16th centuries.
Fortunately I have visited some old libraries in Sindh and Punjab Pakistan, there are dozens of valuable published or un-published historic books about Mongol history in Persian consist of first hand informations. It would be very interesting for my honorable guests that in 2008, I found two very rare books by the name of GHAZAN NAMA and another one OLJAETU NAMA which cover almost all official activities of these two Great kings of Ilkanate dynasty from Karachi Pakistan, in a Sunday footpath book bazaar.
At the end I would like to say especial thanx to birar Baymabakhuu who made possible all this arrangement and of course the organizers of this great event who provide me this opportunity to speak in such a great historic event with such an honorable audience. Thank you very much.
Note:- This write-up was presented in the event of 850th “Anniversary of Chinggis Khaan” in Mongolian Embassy Washington DC, on May 5th. It was a two Days(May 4-5,2012) International Conference organized by “ The Mongolian Cultural Center Washington” and “The Embassy of Mongolia Washington” In partnership with “The Mongolian Institute for Defense Studies” With contribution from Mongol-American Cultural Association. Well renowned scholars from USA, Mongolia, Canada, Germany, Qazaqstan, Norway, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Korea were presented their articles and presentations. National Geographic Society’s Mr. Albert Yu Min Lin was also presented his presentation.