Modi gifts Turkmen president handcrafted horse saddle

Ashgabat, July 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presented a specially handcrafted horse saddle to Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, known to be passionate about horses.
“President Berdimuhamedov is a keen horse rider and known for his passion for horse breeding, racing and equestrian,” said an official statement.

In Turkmenistan, horse-riding is an important part of culture.

Berdymukhamedov has also written books about horses and was given the title of “national horse-breeder of Turkmenistan”.

In May, Berdymukhamedov’s love of horses was immortalised with a golden statue of himself on horseback in the Turkmen capital. The statue in Ashgabat sits atop a mountain of marble, towering some 69 feet above the city.

Berdymukhamedov, 58, a Turkmen dentist and politician, was earlier acting president.

He took over as president following the death of President Saparmurad Niyazov on December 21, 2006.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here