At 9:58 a.m. on September 29, 2019, the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the national hall that has witnessed countless moments of victory, unity and celebration in New China, received warm applause.

Following the passionate melody, General Secretary Xi Jinping entered the venue together with the winners of national medals and national honorary titles.

  Beside the general secretary, Shen Jilan, who has "listened to the party and followed the party" all his life, wears a black suit without changing his simple character; Sun Jiadong, the "two bombs and one star" father Sun Jiadong of Muxing Gengyu of the motherland, specially wears a pair with the sky A tie of the same color; Li Yannian, a fighting hero of the older generation, chose to wear the military uniform of his youth again...

  "Considering that everyone's footsteps are relatively slow, the general secretary also walked slowly, and he also gestured to everyone not to worry, just walk slowly." Nearly three years later, the warm behavior of the general secretary is still clearly printed on Li Yannian's in mind.

  Sun Jiadong also had a fresh memory of this detail: "The general secretary paid special attention to his pace, not only walking side by side with me, but also asking Comrade Shen Jilan to go to the other side of him and walk forward together. From this detail, I feel from the bottom of my heart. Feel kind and respect!"

  At 10:00 in the morning, General Secretary Xi Jinping and the recipients of the "Medal of the Republic" were seated in the same row.

In the awarding session, in the majestic and passionate melody of "Salute to the Motherland", the general secretary smiled and wore medals for every award winner present, arranged them carefully, and gently guided the award winners to turn around for a group photo and shook hands with them cordially.

  Sun Jiadong and Zhang Fuqing came to the stage in wheelchairs to accept the award due to physical inconvenience.

General Secretary Xi Jinping leaned down and solemnly put the medal on their chests.

  When Yuan Longping came to the stage to accept the award, the general secretary held his hand like an old friend and asked about the recent progress of the work.

"Super rice is sprinting towards 1,200 kilograms per mu." Yuan Longping reported excitedly.

  Wearing the heavy medal he received from General Secretary Xi Jinping, Yuan Longping felt deeply that he "couldn't sleep on the credit book". The day after the ceremony, he hurried back to Hunan and fought in the fields to the end of his life. ;

  As she was dying, Shen Jilan did not forget to urge "the relevant subsidies and expenses of the recipients of the Medal of the Republic to be handed over to the party dues", and repay the praise that Comrade Xi Jinping made in 2009 for "passing down the Jilan spirit from generation to generation";

  Sun Jiadong kept in mind the entrustment of General Secretary Xi Jinping in his reply letter to him and other old scientists who participated in the "Dongfanghong No. 1" mission, and spared no effort to "vigorously promote the spirit of 'two bombs and one satellite'";

  Li Yannian was grateful for General Secretary Xi Jinping's call to "always remember" and "people who gave their precious lives for the country, the nation, and peace", and always stood on the podium telling the stories of heroes and martyrs and inheriting the red gene...

  "Only heroes can be created by advocating heroes, and heroes can be born by striving to be heroes."

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has personally awarded medals and medals to heroic models at important time points, and issued a call to the whole society to learn from heroic models.

  On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, General Secretary Xi Jinping awarded medals and certificates to recipients of the "August 1st Medal" such as Mai Xiande and Ma Weiming, and awarded award flags to the units that received the honorary title;

  On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the People's Republic of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping personally awarded medals and medals to the winners of national medals and national honorary titles to "carry forward the distinctive characters of loyalty, perseverance and simplicity displayed by them";

  To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping awarded medals to the winners of the "July 1st Medal", and pointed out that "their deeds can be learned and done, and their spirit can be traced back"...

  The warm interactions over and over again brought the heart-to-heart distance between the leaders of the people and the pillars of the country; each warm moment condensed the surging power of the whole society united and determined to struggle.

  "The new era is bound to be an era of great promise." The medals issued by General Secretary Xi Jinping are like mobilization orders, condensing the national consensus and gathering the people's approval. Persevere, fight like a heroic model, and work together to compose the magnificent triumph of the People's Republic in the new era!"

  General planner: Fu Hua

  Director system: Zhang Sutang

  Planning: Sun Chengbin and Chen Erhou

  Producer: Zhao Cheng Liu Jie Sun Zhiping Chen Kaixing Huo Xiaoguang Lai Xiangdong Fan Hua Chang Ailing

  Coordination: Li Zhongfa Wu Dan Huang Yue

  Text: Gao Lei Hu Zhe Huang Haoming

  Photography: Ding Haitao

  Audio: Ng Weiling and Lau Jae

  Visual: Bi Xiaoyang Li Jing

  Design: Jiao Xufeng Yin Zhe Lunma Development

  Coordinator: Hu Ruohan and Wang Xiaojiao

  Promotion: Li Ming Zhao Peng

  Produced by the first studio of Xinhua News Agency

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