ASMP in Mongolia
On 24th Aug, 09, AMDA Soul and Medicine Programme (ASMP) was held at Ulaanbaatar's Gandan Temple, the largest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the Nomohan Incident, the border conflict between the Soviet Union and the Empire of Japan occurred in 1939. Commonly known as the Battle of the Harhan River in Mongolia, the event paid tribute to every victim of the war as it was tragically resulted in the ethnic divide among Mongolians themselves.
The fifty-some participants included the monks from Gandan Temple, Japanese religious leaders as well as the representatives from AMDA Mongolia and AMDA Headquarters, local citizens and tourists. They all gave prayer for peace and vowed not to repeat this human tragedy again.
As there has been a rising momentum in reviewing the historical facts of the battle in recent Mongolia, the ceremony was televised through the national educational channel and was also aired in Kazakhstan.