Interviewee ID: 990070
Parent's name: Övgön
Year of Birth: 1953
Education: tusgai dund
Notes on education:
Born in: Adaatsag sum, Dundgovi aimag
Lives in: Nalaih sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: cook
Father's profession: accountant / negdel darga
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Summary of Interview 081214A with Nanjid
Nanjid was born in Adaatsag sum, Dundgobi aimag, on 22 October 1953. In 1960, at the age of seven she started education in a newly built school in her native sum. However, she finished the eighth grade in another secondary school in Erdendalai sum of the same aimag. She entered a newly established Agricultural College in Dundgobi and finished in 1971 as a veterinary. After working for two years in Gobi Ugtaal sum, she returned to Adaatsag to work as a veterinary in a collective farm. Afterwards she worked as a doctor in a pharmacy.
When she was a child, Nanjid’s father was the director of the local collective farm ‘Am’dralyn tug’ (Life’s banner) in Adaatsag. Her mother was a cook in a kindergarten. Due to her father’s position, Nanjid had a better living condition compared to other children. As she was too young at that time, Nanjid says that she did not know much about the collectivisation, though learned about it when she grew older. Nanjid tells in detail about her job and the collective farm. ‘The collective farm, which was like a big family, was involved in all what was happening in the sum. The production of meat and wool, their quantity and so on were all decided and carried out by the collective farm. Everything was planned and done according to plan. If the collective farm performed badly in competitions, everything in the sum was also delayed. The collective farm had everything’, she recalls. Nanjid started her career as a veterinary and carried on doing this job long after the collective farm was disbanded.