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MSSF celebrates IDUS 2017 with Forum

MSSF celebrates IDUS 2017 with Forum

22/09/2017 at 00:11Updated 22/09/2017 at 00:20

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ULAANBAATAR - On the occasion of the International Day of University Sport (IDUS), the Mongolian Student Sports Federation (MSSF) hosted a ‘University Sports and Volunteers’ Forum in a conference hall at the ‘Citi’ Institute in Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports (MECSS) on 20 September. As an active member federation of FISU, MSSF has started celebrating the IDUS in the scope of organizing various events in collaborating with the member federations, governmental organizations and higher education institutions besides fostering the FISU initiatives since 2016.    

More than 30 volunteer students from 8 universities gathered to participate in the forum while they learned about university sports and the Universiade as well as other precious knowledge connected to the volunteer duties and student capacities. Volunteers, who worked for the 11th WUC Archery 2016 in Mongolia and 6th AUC Men’s Basketball 2016 in Mongolia, shared their experiences with other students.   

Mr. Batsaikhan Kh., MSSF Vice-President and working group member of the FISU Education Committee led the forum while other delegations from MECSS and universities attended. When Mr. Batsaikhan was delivering an opening speech to the participants, he highlighted “(…) the goal of the forum is to educate volunteer students, to improve awareness of university sport among students and to celebrate IDUS throughout Mongolia.” Also, he gave information about world university sports history, FISU history, the Universiade, and at the end Mongolian delegations participation and achievement at the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei.

Regarding the Forum programme, the following presentations were performed on the first session of the day: presentation on the FISU history and Universiade, general report on the participation of the Mongolian delegation at the 2017 Summer Universiade and information about the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy in Kazan. During the Forum, Tamir J., student at the University of the Humanities, who was involved in the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy in Kazan, Russia in July, reported on his participation at this international event. Sarantuya B., MSSF staff presented info on the WUCs and AUCs being held in Mongolia, volunteers’ participation and their duties, and some technical methods to work for the international events.        

During the final session of the day, topics were the general background information around participation of volunteers and their responsibilities for the WUCs and AUCs hosted in Mongolia selection of volunteers for the international events, volunteers duties, and assessment of these duties. Lastly, a panel discussion ended the day discussing the great experiences, and valuable recommendations from some volunteers who worked for the international events as well as the creation of a ‘Student Committee’ under MSSF, its duties and mission.

At the end of the Forum, MSSF awarded the best volunteer students and presented certificates. Khaliunaa B., Sodtsetseg D., and Ariunzaya O were awarded ‘Best Volunteer’ as result of their active participation in the MSSF international events.

Besides hosting the forum to celebrate IDUS in Mongolia, the MSSF also staged a number of sports events in the country’s universities, along with conferences on university sports at the local level and within the capital.

(Source: Mongolian Student Sports Federation)