Interviewee ID: 990527
Parent's name: Genden
Year of Birth: 1935
Occupations: retired, teacher
Education: tusgai dund
Notes on education:
Born in: Bayan Uul sum, Govi-Altai aimag
Lives in: Yosonbulag sum (or part of UB), Govi-Altai aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 100802A with Hadhüü by Sarantsetseg
Hadhüü guai was born in 1935 in Gobi-Altai aimag. Beginning from 1954 she started to work as an elementary school teacher in her homeland. In the 1950s she used to visit the city by the relay service.
Since she joined the collective, in the evenings she used to take the milk to the plant with it tied to the saddle. That time children often used to play setting up gers with stones. The children were obedient to their parents and they respected them. Since the children grew up in war-time period, things were very scarce and they used to eat groats-like flour. When Hadhüü guai went to school, they didn’t have desks and they used to study in the gers. When she started to teach, they already had school buildings and the teacher on duty was in charge of the children’s hygiene and the dormitory issues. The teachers also did party and they propagandized. During the summer vacation they taught in the literacy circles. Hadhüü guai together with her work-group established an ‘Intelligentsia Fellowship’ and worked there. The schoolchildren were involved in the public teaching fund.
During the cultural campaign the inside of the ger and the fence were fully inspected and it was required for each family to have a library.
In the Red Corner of the sum dance parties were organized and they used to dance with lit up candles.
Hadhüü guai’s father’s brother was a maaramba therefore they had been repressed. There’s monastery ruins of Prince Baatar in her homeland. Though the ‘ails’ were prohibited to have any belief or religion they concealed their sutras and preserved them. The settlements celebrated only New Year and Tsagaan Sar was not celebrated widely.
The postman tied the post to his saddle and he distributed it to the people riding the horse. In the socialist period everyone had a job. Those who had graduated from the higher educational institutions were appointed from the education department and those who hadn’t graduated, gave letters of petition and they would be employed. The dargas worked with their workers according to the regulations. The intelligentsia had the duty to lead in every kind of work.
The League vouched for the League member when he or she joined the party.
In the recent years many gold mines have been established which damage nature and the environment.