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Lu Yonggen's wife Xu Xuebin received the honorary certificate and medal on behalf of Lu Yonggen at the "model of the times" release ceremony (photo taken on November 11). Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li He
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 15th: The Central Propaganda Department propagandized the whole society in Beijing on the 15th as the Party thoroughly studied and implemented the spirit of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and launched the theme education of "Don't forget the original intention and remember the mission" Lu Yonggen's advanced deeds further awarded him the title of "model of the times".
Lu Yonggen is the former president of South China Agricultural University, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a famous rice geneticist. In August 2019, he died of illness in Guangzhou. He has a firm conviction and loyalty. Since joining the party for 70 years, he has never forgotten his original intention and remembered his mission. He has remained loyal and committed to the party and the country. He has grown up and forge ahead with the republic. He devoted himself to scientific research and carried heavy burdens. He devoted his life to the research of rice genetics and breeding. He has always stood on the front line of scientific research, made outstanding contributions to the country's agricultural development, and is an outstanding agricultural scientist. He is a man of good standing and dedication, and has been fighting at the forefront of higher agricultural education for a long time. He cares for and supports outstanding talents, and has trained a large number of high-level modern agricultural experts. He is an outstanding educator. Hard and simple, selfless dedication, always upholding the good style of hard work and frugality of Communist Party members, he donated more than 8.8 million yuan to set up an education fund, and donated his remains to medical research and medical education. He is a noble moral model. Has won the "most beautiful struggle" "National Model Teacher" and other honorary titles.
Recently, after Lu Yonggen's advanced deeds were concentratedly propagated and reported by the central media, it caused a warm response in the whole society. The cadres and the masses generally believe that Lu Yonggen's body embodies the family and the country's feelings of fighting for the party and the people's cause for life and giving everything, and is a good model for the "four possessors" and intellectuals in the new era. The majority of teachers and scientific researchers said that they must deeply study Lu Yonggen's firm conviction, serve the country with sincerity, pioneering and innovative, diligent and hard work, courageous and responsible, and the invaluable spirit and noble sentiment of fame and selfless dedication, and vigorously promote the spirit of patriotism and dedication. Loyalty and persistence in simple character, building a new era of achievement, and making new and greater contributions to the realization of the "two hundred years" goal and the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The "models of the times" release ceremony read the "Decision of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee on Posthumously Comrade Lu Yonggen's" Models of the Times "title, and played a short video reflecting Lu Yonggen's advanced deeds. Responsible comrades of the publishing unit, relatives, colleagues, students, and representatives of all walks of life of Lu Yonggen attended the launching ceremony.
Edit: Wen Chao