11 December 2013
Mongolian Students Celebrated the Independence Day of Their Country in Style
November 26 is a special date for Mongolians: they celebrate the Independence Day of their country in memory of the Mongolian People’s Republic establishment by the Great Khural. Every year Mongolian students of all Tomsk universities get together to celebrate this day. This year, on November 26, the Community of Mongolian Students at support of the Institute of International Education and Language Communication prepared a grand festival in the International Cultural Centre of TPU in which TPU, TSU and TSUAB students participated.
The festival started with the hymn of Mongolia and video presentations about rich culture and history of this unique country. The concert programme was divided into 3 parts in accordance with 3 periods in Mongolian history: 1920th, 1980-90th and modern times.
1920th – is the time of war and struggle for independence. Many songs praising defenders of the motherland were composed during this period. One of them titled “To the silk border” was performed by the students of Tomsk Polytechnic University and Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building. The dance team “Altan urag” performed Mongolian national dance: in a dance they showed how women saw their men off to defend the borders of their country.
1980-90th in the whole world is the golden time of bright musical hits that are still popular. The students made a wonderful performance of the songs “Mama mia” and “What a wonderful world” (Kak prekrasen etot mir), and a foot tapping Russian national dance “I am – the fire, you are – the water”.
Mongolia of modern times was represented by the youth group “Burte chonyn urs” with the routine «Collection». Hip-hop duet surprised by the song “Don’t give up”: rap in Mongolian language is a rare thing in Tomsk.
The programme was lively and interesting: creative routines and congratulations were presented by the students from China, Vietnam, Russia and African countries. There was a performance of the finalist of the “Golden Voice of Vietnam” contest, and the students demonstrated Mongolian national clothes.
A lot of warm words were expressed that day: Evgeniya Alekseyevna Sherina, Deputy Director for International Education and Cooperation of IIELC wished everybody a good holiday, plenty of smiles and kindness. Lyudmila Vladimirovna Akhmetova emphasized that Mongolians are very united, whatever happens they are always together and support each other. She was sincerely surprised by an endless “flow of creativity” and artistry of Mongolians and noted that their country and relatives can be proud of them. Dulamsuren Batbaatar, chief organizer of the festival, expressed gratitude to all participants and noted that each year this festival becomes more and more widespread.
The concert ended with a final song of all participants. IIELC joins congratulations and wishes Mongolians to gladden us by their talents further on.
The event was held as part of the programme for activity development of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University student associations’ “TPU Student Council – Your Way to Success”.