PRIME MIN­IS­TER CON­GRAT­U­LATES EA­GLE HUNTRESS N.AISHOLPAN

The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE - By B.BAATAR

Prime Min­is­ter U.Khurel­sukh met 17-year-old ea­gle huntress N.Aisholpan of Bayan-Ul­gii Province on Novem­ber 9 to con­grat­u­late her on win­ning the Asian Game Changer Award.

The 11th grader N.Aisholpan won the Asian Game Changer Awards 2017 on Novem­ber 1 in New York for “break­ing gen­der bar­ri­ers at a re­mark­ably young age”, with the help of a doc­u­men­tary about her jour­ney to be­com­ing an ea­gle huntress, ti­tled “The Ea­gle Huntress”.

U.Khurel­sukh said, “You showed girls could also hunt with ea­gles, not just boys. You also pro­moted how women could be pa­tient, brave and pow­er­ful to the world. I want to ex­press my grat­i­tude on be­half of the state. Please de­liver my thank­ful­ness to your par­ents for rais­ing a girl like you.”

N.Aisholpan said she dreams of be­com­ing a doc­tor. She said, “Star­ring in a film is nice, but I still want to be­come a doc­tor.”

N.Aisholpan started train­ing her ea­gle at age 10 and won the 2014 Ea­gle Fes­ti­val when she was 13 years old after beat­ing 40 ea­gle hunters.

N.Aisholpan and U.Khurel­sukh

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