Ulaan­baatar cel­e­brates 397th an­niver­sary

The UB Post - - Front Page - By R.UNDARIYA

On the oc­ca­sion of the 379th an­niver­sary of Ulaan­baatar, many cel­e­bra­tory events were held on Oc­to­ber 29 by the city au­thor­ity. The big­gest was an hon­orary con­cert held at the Cen­tral Cul­tural Palace.

Ulaan­baatar Mayor S.Bat­bold said, “The com­mem­o­ra­tion day of the estab­lish­ment of Ulaan­baatar is a cel­e­bra­tory day for all of us. This day al­lows the city may­ors to toast to this oc­ca­sion by re­port­ing what we have done and will do the up­com­ing year to the cit­i­zens. With the aim to in­crease the ac­tive­ness of our cit­i­zens, we have or­ga­nized and con­cluded many projects this year. It was a year in which we turned around the ed­u­ca­tion, in­fra­struc­ture, and roads in the city. There were def­i­nite re­sults to the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Mayor’s Of­fice and the cit­i­zens to­wards cre­at­ing a safe city. To state one in­stance, we have abol­ished the pos­ses­sion of the space sur­round­ing res­i­den­tial area, schools and kinder­gartens and gave back 16.3 hectares of land to our cit­i­zens.”

The mayor went fur­ther to say, “The re­sult of this work shows that the cit­i­zens in Ulaan­baatar have al­ways been the key fo­cus of the de­vel­op­ment of the city. In the fu­ture, we will work to­gether with our cit­i­zens for the pros­per­ity of the city.”

Each year, there is a tra­di­tion where the donors of blood are thanked for tak­ing ini­tia­tives and sav­ing the lives of many. The Mayor’s Of­fice awarded donor T.Ali­maa with the hon­orary medal of Ulaan­baatar, and other awards were handed to hon­orary donors N.Enkhtaivan, B.Ulzi­ikhisheg, B.Khatan­baatar, Yu.Tserenchimed, S.Gan­tulga, Yu.Al­tan­gadas and G.Uu­gan­ba­yar.

Ulaan­baatar was founded in 1629 as a no­madic Bud­dhist monas­tic cen­ter. The cap­i­tal set­tled per­ma­nently at its present lo­ca­tion at the junc­tion of the Tuul and Selbe rivers in 1778. Prior to the cur­rent one, it changed lo­ca­tion 28 times, where each one was cho­sen cer­e­mo­ni­ally. In the 20th cen­tury, the city grew into a ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ing cen­ter. Ad­di­tion­ally, the city is a mem­ber of the Asian Net­work of Ma­jor 21 Ci­ties along­side Moscow, Ho­hhot, Seoul, Sap­poro and Den­ver as its sis­ter ci­ties.

Photo by G.ARGUUJIN

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