The Opening Ceremony of the 'Hour of Culture' was held on 26 August, with a view to introducing culture and the art services to the public, its availability, and supporting cultural and arts organization operations by the Ministry of Culture and by the Governor's Office of the Capital. The ceremony was attended by S. Chuluun Minister of Culture, the Acting Governor of the Capital, and Ulaanbaatar Mayor J. Batbayasgalan and other corresponding officers. In his remarks, Minister S. Chuluun said, "The Ministry of Culture was reestablished in 24 years following the 2020 parliamentary elections. With the establishment of the ministry, it provides a better partnership opportunity for the industry, a first step towards safeguarding and promoting the culture and heritage of Mongolia. The campaign shall be organized at 24 places, including qualified art institutions, in the nine districts of the capital city. The public will be offered free of charge at various events and services, including concerts, exhibits and mobile libraries. "Despite the radical reopening, in the light of the fulfilment of the public need of culture and art, of institutions such as libraries and cinemas, large-scale operations in the art industry have yet to be resumed. Through this programme, we are introducing cultural facilities without mass citizens' gathering. The opening ceremony was attended by more than 20 state-owned institutions, including theatres, Museums and libraries. The drive for 'Culture Hour' is going on until 26 October.