Eight hundred students representing the 49,892 children turning 16 years old in 2016 came together at Independence Palace to take civic oaths on Saturday. Under the auspices of the Prime Minister, the Mongolian Youth Federation has organized the annual civic oath ceremony for the past 14 years to present oath takers with official citizenship and state identity cards.
Prime Minister J.Erdenebat, Minister of Labor and Social Protection N.Nomtoibayar, and representatives from the government, sports, and the arts attended the event.
In Prime Minister J.Erdenebat’s address to the students, he said that he hopes the students own up to their responsibilities by taking Mongolia’s future into their hands, being highly motivated, self-confident, and engaging in selfmanagement and learning about Mongolia’s rich history from their elders.
He highlighted that youth development is one of the central points of the 2016-2020 government action plan, and that a lot of projects will be implemented over the next four years, including establishing a child and youth development authority. The Prime Minister also said that the youth should work together to have prospects for a better life, and that it’s their turn to hold the torch for Mongolia’s future.
PM J.Erdenebat pointed out that success without hardwork, struggle, and selfmotivation is almost impossible, so Mongolia’s young generation has to be eager to learning, set powerful goals to achieve their dreams, and aspire to determine their own bright future.