On May 24, the Yangmingshan funeral home in Changsha was rainy. People braved the cool light rain and lined up in a long line to present flowers to Mr. Yuan.
There is a kind of salute, is "far away, see you off.". There is a kind of remembrance, is "grateful to the country, we forge ahead.". There is a kind of commemoration that is "no reward, CD-ROM salute". There is a kind of inheritance that is "to do a good job in seed, for the country and the people".
Three meals a day, filled with rice, satiated people should always remember Yuan Gong!
In 1973, the three line matching of rice was realized, and hybrid rice was popularized in 1976. By 1998, the cumulative yield increased by 300 million tons in 23 years. The 300 million tons of rice increased in output, calculated according to the 0.5 kg / day ration per person, raised an average of more than 70 million people per year. At present, hybrid rice has been widely planted in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, the United States, Brazil, Madagascar and other countries, with an annual planting area of 8 million hectares. The average yield per hectare is about two tons higher than the local excellent varieties, and the grain yield is enough to feed a South Korea.
At 13:07 on May 22, Yuan Longping, father of hybrid rice, academician of the Chinese Academy of engineering and winner of the medal of the Republic, died at the age of 91. The news of the death of Mr. yuanlongping has made everyone feel very sad in their hearts. On many social platforms, we can see the words of mourning and feeling that Mr. Yuan Longping left everywhere. Many foreign media also collectively brush screens for Mr. Yuan, and have reported the death of Mr. Yuan on the Internet.
The dream of enjoying the cool under the grass is full without hunger. In his 91 years of life, Mr. Yuan Longping devoted his whole life to the study of hybrid rice, and devoted his whole life to watering the rice fields. It is not only for the food and clothing of the Chinese people, but also for human beings. Old Mr. Yuan Longping experienced a difficult period of fear and panic. At that time, his dream and wish was not to let people suffer from hunger. Therefore, Mr. Yuan Longping has devoted all his life to studying how to make every Chinese have enough to eat and how to make the whole world free from hunger. Such spirit and behavior are not only worthy of our nostalgia and gratitude, but also worthy of being remembered and remembered by people all over the world.
We hope he will rest in peace!