Sampil


Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990140
Name: Sampil
Parent's name: Bud
Ovog: [blank]
Sex: m
Year of Birth: 1937
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: tusgai dund
Notes on education:
Work: retired (accountant)
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Hanhongor sum, Ömnögovi aimag
Lives in: Dalangadzad sum (or part of UB), Ömnögovi aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder


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Summary of Interview 090210A with Sampil


He was born in 1937 in Hanhongor sum of Ömnögovi aimag. After completing elementary school he was taken from school due to family issues and he raised livestock. In 1952-1953 when he was still under age he worked as a veterinary orderly and a trader in Hanhongor. From 1958 he worked as a cooperative bookkeeper and in 1959 he completed a trading accountant’s training course and worked as a trading accountant, and an accountant in the aimag administration and the education department. He spoke extensively about the #hardships he had in at work , and the highly responsible work he did and other interesting memories.


His childhood was spent raising livestock and his mother and his older sister died. He has been through a hard and tough life. He spoke of his family members and his naïve childhood time when he used to misbehave. He recalled all the funny stories happened to him in his childhood, he remembered what he had heard and seen.


He spoke about the peculiarity of the Gobi camel, the method of raising it. In fact, he has told many facts about this animal. Also, he told very interesting things about three people Batsüh, Dambaa and Nadmid.


In 1958 the collectivization movement flourished, and they collectivized their 3 kinds of livestock receiving five kinds of them instead. Before the collectivization of the livestock, they used to water a maximum of 200, 300 barren camels a day. In spring time they used to water 200, 300 camels manually. One camel consumes at an average 50 liters of water minimum. An old camel consumes 80, 90, 100 liters of water. It would get up several times from a lying position and drink water. It was difficult work.


The herders who raised the collective livestock did tough and hard work. In case they didn’t fulfill the plan, their responsibility was very tough and tight. He feels the work he has done all his life was ‘the work predestined for him’. He introduced his family and spoke about his life.