Mongolian actor awarded Nikkei Asia Award by Japanese media corporation

Japanese media corporation Nikkei Asian Review announced it has awarded Mongolian actor Sosorbaram Dogmid with Nikkei Asia Award 2016.

The Nikkei Asia Prize is an award which recognizes the achievements of people and organizations that have improved the lives of people throughout Asia. Launched in 1996, the program honors people in Asia who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: regional growth, science, technology and innovation and culture. 
It seems, Sosorbaram is awarded in the category of Culture which is designed to recognize people who have made a difference in their countries and Asia through cultural, artistic or educational activities. 
In Mongolia, Sosorbaram is mostly known as actor and comedian and closely associated with ruling clique of Mongolian Democratic Party.


See below story published by Nikkei Asian Review.

Dogmid Sosorbaram, Mongolia's singing democracy crusader

Shuhei Yamada, Head of Nikkei's China Headquarters

Dogmid Sosorbaram poses in front of a statue of Genghis Khan in a suburb of Ulaanbaatar. (Photo by Akiyoshi Inoue)
ULAANBAATAR -- Dogmid Sosorbaram was born in 1958 into a nomadic family in southern central Mongolia. As a child, he passed many hours sitting astride his horse and singing songs while he watched the moon. This experience instilled in him a love of Mongolian music that would eventually set him on the path of political activist.
As a university student, Sosorbaram majored in theatrical performance. He graduated in 1982 and joined the national theater as an actor. But Mongolia at the time was a satellite of the Soviet Union, and Sosorbaram was forced to perform in dramas praising socialism. "I was tired," he recalled.
His desire for freedom of expression spurred him to join the burgeoning fight for democratization.
Sosorbaram was a key figure in the pro-democracy movement, which gathered steam in 1989. Reciting poems and singing songs at political rallies, he played an important role in unifying opposition parties into the currently governing Democratic Party.
Sosorbaram served as opening speaker at the party's first national convention in February 1990. The country peacefully transitioned to a democratic system the following month.
While many of his fellow pro-democracy campaigners went on to become political leaders, Sosorbaram has returned to the field of arts. "I would lose my soul as a human being if I stepped away from the things I love," he said.
In recent years, Sosorbaram has been working to pass on Mongolia's traditional arts to the younger generation. The Domog folk band, led by Sosorbaram, won the Grand Prix at the 2013 World Championship of Folklore in Bulgaria and he was given the title of "maestro."
His interest in politics, however, has not waned. Appearing on a talk show in early April, he chided Mongolia's leaders, saying, "There are more and more politicians who do not think about the future."
Well-versed in both culture and politics, Sosorbaram is keeping a close eye on where his beloved country is heading.
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