At 10 am on May 24th, the farewell ceremony for the remains of Comrade Yuan Longping, the “Father of Hybrid Rice”, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the winner of the Medal of the Republic, was held in the Mingde Hall of Mingyangshan Funeral Home in Changsha City, Hunan Province.
After days of rain, the sky in Changsha cleared. At about 9 am, Dr. Qiyun Deng, a student of Academician Yuan Longping, accompanied the Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences and his entourage to the farewell ceremony. He told Nandu reporters that all the staff of the Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center would be present to bid farewell to Mr. Yuan, as well as many academicians and industry friends, as well as Yuan People from the old alma mater Southwest University and Anjiang Agricultural School will come to mourn.
Now that Yuan Longping has gone, he has left mankind the hope of fertility and the faith that never stops.
Post time: May-24-2021