Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990283
Name: Dashdamba
Parent's name: Tseden
Ovog: Nachin
Sex: m
Year of Birth: 1935
Ethnicity: Halh
Occupations: retired

Additional Information
Education: higher
Notes on education: Party Institute
Belief: none
Born in: Zaamar sum, Töv aimag
Lives in: Dashinchilen sum (or part of UB), Bulgan aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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Summary of Interview 090731A with Dashdamba by Khishigsüren

A former MPRP committee darga of Dashinchilen sum of Bulgan aimag and a League cell darga

Ts.Dashdamba was born in 1935 in Zaamar sum of Töv aimag. Having graduated the seventh grade, he was scheduled to study in the secondary school of Töv aimag but his parents had a private household economy (aj ahui) and they had many livestock therefore they had little interest in sending him to school. He didn’t study further but he went to the countryside to tend the livestock.

A small child in his teens, he participated closely in the establishment of the first collective. He started his work career from the collective as well. All those who had livestock were forced to join the collective, and some liked it and some were reluctant. In fact, the ‘ails’ with many livestock began to join first and it was connected with the official tax. The collective had a slogan ‘let’s all incorporate our possessions and establish a collective enterprise to live cooperatively’. Constant agitation on the importance of living and laboring cooperatively were carried out. The collective members lived by the work-labor wage. The collective was divided into bags and brigades and they had the veterinarian and the bag dargas. The collective herders worked non-stop and they received a salary according to their work. The meals were provided by the collective and later it withdrew the money from the herders’ salary. In this way he talked about the life of the collective members and the herders.

Beginning from 1970 the MPRP conducted a policy of making fences and the movement of enclosing flourished. Also, agriculture was developed and for all this a loan was taken from the Soviet Union, which was used to build massive livestock fences and wells. The main reason the livestock numbers didn’t increase in the socialist period was that the collective livestock were exported in great numbers under the pretext of provisioning meat and livestock.

At the time the collectives broke up and privatization took place, he was the aimag MPRP committee darga and then he was appointed the deputy darga of the collective in Dashinchilen sum. Dashichilen sum distributed the privatization shares to all its people and even those who had shifted to the city got livestock just like the collectives members but a smaller share. It was a peculiarity of Dashinchilen sum that everyone got a share.

Summary of Interview 090731B with Dashdamba by Khishigsüren

A former MPRP committee darga of Dashinchilen sum of Bulgan aimag and a League cell darga

Ts. Dashdamba first began his work of Youth League darga in Bayan-Nuur sum. Being appointed as the first sum League cell darga, he was in charge of organizing party ideology, culture and education work among the youth under the supervision of his Party darga. He enrolled the leading youth in the League and arranged the sports and cultural events. When the collectives were being established, he used to be a freelance League cell darga.

The cultural campaigns conducted an all around policy, introducing literacy, teaching neatness, teaching language and communication skills. He recalled approving of the people who positively accepted the requirements of the cultural campaign officials of that time.

Because he had a seven-year education it was impossible for him to enter the Party Institute therefore he completed the tenth grade at evening school and then he studied at the Party Institute. He said he hasn’t achieved prominent success but he has lived up to the current time being always committed to his duties. He assumes it is the result of his being educated by the MPRP since his childhood. He is interested in race horses and it could be said to be his hobby. He talked a little about it. At the end of the interview he talked about childhood and the talent, education and life of his adopted daughter.