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Agricultural scientist honored in Changsha

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2017-07-15

A musical in honor of Yuan Longping, a Chinese agricultural scientist and educator, hit the stage in Changsha, Hunan province, on July 12, attracting a large audience.

Yuan won his fame and success for developing the first hybrid varieties of rice in the 1970s, a big step forward for agricultural development around the world. For his contribution, Yuan was called the "Father of Hybrid Rice".

Agricultural scientist honored in Changsha

A musical in honor of Yuan Longping, a Chinese agricultural scientist and educator, is performed in Changsha, Hunan province, on July 12. [Photo/icswb.com]

Focused on Yuan's arduous but persistent pursuit of his ambition, the drama struck a chord and garnered rapturous applause.

"Yuan's high spirit of devotion goes with the core value of socialism, and is full of positive energy," said one audience member.

Agricultural scientist honored in Changsha

Yuan is honored as the "Father of Hybrid Rice" due to his great contribution to agriculture. [Photo/icswb.com]

The drama was composed by Tan Zhongchi, a top scriptwriter, and directed by Li Xionggang, a professor from the Central Academy of Drama.

Agricultural scientist honored in Changsha
The drama is well-received by the audience. [Photo/icswb.com]

 

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