Narantsetseg


Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990056
Name: Narantsetseg
Parent's name: Choisüren
Ovog: Tsagaan Shilt
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1958
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: higher
Notes on education:
Work: history teacher
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Tsetseg sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: passed away
Father's profession: passed away


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Summary of Interview 081105A with Narantsetseg


J. Narantsetseg was born in the place known as Shivertiin gol Tsetseg sum in Hovd. Her parents died when she was a little child, and at the age of five she was adopted and moved to Chandmani sum in Hovd and spent her childhood there. She compared the development of Chandmani sum with herself and said that the sum developed as she grew bigger. Her parents both graduated from the Agricultural Institute and they had been young cadres. Her father was a party cadre and her mother was a physician. When she was in the second grade, her father was appointed the party darga of Duut sum and they moved there. At that time her mother’s uncle Nyamaa was an old man with Buddhist beliefs and he used to live with them. He thought, ‘a party darga and Buddhist belief do not fit each other’ and he took all his Buddhas to his younger brother who lived in Ulaanbaatar. Narantsetseg called Nyamaa ‘granddad’ and she said he had a large influence in her becoming a Buddhist. In connection with the fact that her father was a party darga they moved from Duut sum to the centre of Hovd aimag and then they moved to Zaamar sum of Tö aimag. Zaamar sum was built by the Russians and there were many Russian specialists there, so it was a beginning of a new life for her. She had Russian friends and she learned the Russian language. She recalled that the Pioneer organization of that time educated and developed the children in the right way. After completing the eighth grade she went to Ulaanbaatar and completed the ninth and the tenth grades at the 28th school. She aimed to study at the philosophy faculty of the Mongolian National University after completing the secondary school, but that year there were no appointments to study at the philosophy faculty so she took exams to enter the faculty of history, which she passed. She entered the history faculty of the Mongolian National University in 1979. After graduation she went to the Oktyabri state farm to teach but she didn’t settle there and she moved to Ulaanbaatar and went to work to her 28th school which she had graduated from and she is still working there.