With the upcoming Chinese Lunar year (New Year) celebration from 27th to 29th of this month, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and Chinese cultural center held a series of events in Ulaanbaatar last week.
Art and Culture
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of annual ‘Foremost Calligraphers of Mongolia’ national contest in traditional Mongolian script which is organized by ‘Khumuun Bichig’ weekly newspaper of national news agency MONTSAME.
The 20th national contest attracted more than 700 contestants from 19 provinces and the capital city. An award ceremony was held today at Fine Arts Gallery where Mr J.Batsuuri, Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports gave opening remarks.
With an aim to reinforce Mongolian fashion industry with new outlook and expression, private channel “Edutainment TV” is bringing to Mongolia the international ‘Next Top Model’ reality television show format with an official license from CBS Studios International.
On the 9th of January, the 20th “Foremost Calligraphers of Mongolia” national competition will be organized by the MONTSAME News Agency’s “Khumuun Bichig” weekly newspaper published in traditional Mongolian script.
5. New VAT Law takes effect to combat shadow economy
The revised Value-added tax law adopted by Mongolian Parliament in July 2015 came into effect on January 1, 2016.
Mongolian painters helps citizens with disabilities
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, a charity exhibition named “Social Art” has been opened with 100 art works in Ulaanbaatar. The event is being staged by Mongolian artists with a view to make their contribution to the foundation of a capacity building center for disabled people.
The Finale of the 2016 Mongolia’s Got Talent, the second ever in Mongolia, took place on Sunday. A country singer O.Enkh-Erdene has became the winner of the finale with most votes and will receive a cash prize of 100 million tugrics.
First runner-up was a dancer and graphic designer B.Shijirbat (Canion Shijirbat), whose dance performance has been watched over a hundred million times on Youtube. His video is the most watched video in the history of Mongolian youtubers.
A children’s writer, the State Honored Figure of Culture Mr J.Dashdondog was awarded the State Prize. Today the President of Mongolia Mr Elbegdorj handed over the award to the writer.