Dalaibayar Baasan

I wasted most of my young adulthood to drinking. When gold was discovered in Ulaan-Uul soum, I was one of the first “ninjas” to dig for gold. As a leader, I knew every “ninja” in the area. I cannot forget that day when I looked around and I could not recognize my country. It lost its beauty and I felt responsible. I quit drinking and promised to overcome my weaknesses. It was my time to give back. I am thankful that I was trusted to become a ranger and I strive to be a role model to our younger generation. Since I became a ranger, I was heavily involved in chasing out the “ninjas” out of the beautiful valley and led the reclamation initiative carried out by the administration. I am proud to patrol 63,000 hectares [over 155 thousand acres].