World News

IN THE LAND OF BLUE SKIES

India Empire travelled to Mongolia in July, the visit of the magazine’s Editor coinciding with the Naadam Festival attended by the world’s media and visitors from across continents, as well as the 11th Asia Europe Meet (ASEM), attended by leaders and heads of 51 nations. The Naadam Festival was held at the National Stadium at Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital situated on the banks of the Tuul river. The name Ulaanbaatar, also known in yesteryears as Ulan Bator, translates into Red Hero. The Mongolians take pride in their traditional national sports—archery, horse riding / racing and wrestling—and showcase them with much pomp and fanfare at the Naadam Festival with the world’s media in attendance. A pictorial account follows: