College students of No. 1 Main Faculty of Horqin Proper Entrance Banner on Friday attend a calligraphy class the place they’ll freely select to jot down in Chinese language or Mongolian. Photograph: Lin Xiaoyi/GT
The sound of the horse head fiddle, the Mongolian lengthy tune and wrestling competitions shouting intertwined and rang out within the campus of No.1 Main Faculty of Horqin Proper Entrance Banner in Hinggan League, North China’s Internal Mongolia Autonomous Area, the place Mongolian college students, sporting their ethnic costumes, immersed themselves of their favourite conventional tradition lessons.
Opposite to the unfounded allegations in Western media lately, Internal Mongolia has revered and safeguarded the customs and rituals of ethnic minorities, actively applied Mongolian language schooling, and arranged colourful cultural actions in colleges and communities, which strongly refutes the slander and defamation in opposition to the Chinese language authorities for allegedly limiting minority tradition improvement.
“As a main faculty that has college students of largely Mongolian descent, we’ve got actively applied bilingual instructing in Putonghua and Mongolian,” Sandangova, president of the No.1 Main Faculty of Horqin Proper Entrance Banner, informed the World Occasions. In keeping with Sandangova, their faculty makes use of Putonghua to show Chinese language and ethical and authorized programs whereas different programs are taught in Mongolian. On the idea of guaranteeing skilled and standardized instructing, academics within the faculty have actively innovated instructing strategies, similar to asking college students to make bilingual studying playing cards and gathering vocabulary on the packaging of products to make sure college students’ mastery of Putonghua and Mongolian.
On the identical time, the No.1 Main Faculty presents two ethnic curiosity programs each week, together with lessons about Mongolian embroidery, horse head fiddle taking part in, wrestling, calligraphy, and deer chess, that are taught by the varsity’s academics in line with their very own particular robust factors and the wants of the scholars.
“I grew up watching my father collaborating in wrestling matches within the Nadam Truthful on the grasslands yearly. I needed to be a warrior like him,” Daichin, 11, a third-grade scholar from No.1 Main Faculty of Horqin Proper Entrance Banner, informed the World Occasions, saying that he has been coaching for wrestling on the faculty for 3 years.
In keeping with Gao Yurong, Training Bureau Director of Horqin Proper Entrance Banner, the implementation of ethnic schooling insurance policies and selling conventional Mongolian tradition has lengthy been the main target of native schooling authorities, and additionally it is common with the scholars.
“The promotion of bilingual schooling and the cultivation of curiosity in ethnic conventional tradition is important for the scholars in order that they’ll develop up in a well-rounded and wholesome approach, making them perceive and inherit their historical past and tradition, to allow them to turn out to be helpful and gifted people for the nation and the society,” she informed the World Occasions.
The Mongolian inhabitants within the Hinggan League accounts for greater than 40 p.c of the entire inhabitants.
In multiracial areas, native authorities have actively facilitated communication between varied ethnic teams on the idea of full respect for his or her conventional customs.
Within the Xingke neighborhood in Horqin Proper Entrance Banner, the place six ethnic minorities, together with Mongolians, Manchus, Koreans, and Hui stay collectively, the neighborhood workers actively clear up issues encountered by folks of all ethnic teams residing in compact communities and actively organizes varied actions similar to people dance staff, Mongolian Sihu orchestra, calligraphy lessons, the place completely different ethnic teams step by step improve mutual understanding and deepen their friendship.
Girls dance in costumes of various ethnic teams at Xinke neighborhood in Horqin Proper Entrance Banner on Sunday. Photograph: Lin Xiaoyi/GT
College students play the horse head fiddle with their trainer who comes from the grassland on Friday. Photograph: Lin Xiaoyi/GT
College students play conventional Mongolian deer chess on the exercise middle on Friday. Photograph: Lin Xiaoyi/GT
Daichin (proper) competes along with his classmate throughout a wrestling class on Friday. Photograph: Lin Xiaoyi/GT