August 22 - On the occasion of the 112nd Anniversary of the Birth of Deng Xiaoping, the 10th "Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award" ceremony jointly hosted by the Communist Youth League Central Committee, China Youth Federation, the Students and Scholars Association and China Young Pioneer and National Working Commission was held at the Great Hall of the People. Yang Haiyan, a grade 2011 undergraduate student from our school won “Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award”, the Highest Honor in Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation. She is the only winner among all Yunnan participants.
Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of State Council Liu Yandong attended and addressed the ceremony; member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice Chairman of China Li Yuanchao attended the meeting. Qin Yizhi, First Secretary of the Communist Youth League Central Committee chaired the ceremony. Relatives of Deng Xiaoping, representatives from relevant departments of the State Council, the Central Literature Research, the Central Party History Research, China Association for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Academy of Engineering were at the ceremony.
Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong stressed that we should act in the spirit of National Science and Technology Innovation Conference, create a favorable environment for youth science and technology innovation, support and encourage them to set up lofty ambitions, pursue science dream and devote themselves to innovation practices, to build China into the world’s technology superpower, and to achieve our Two Centenary Goals. She encouraged students to seize the opportunities, cherish the time, develop extensive interest in exploration, carry forward the spirit of seeking reality and pragmatic work, and lay a solid foundation for creation and innovation, strengthen the mind, draw inspiration from life, improve abilities through practice, as well as serve the people by technological innovation and have a wonderful life.
At the end of the ceremony, Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong, Vice Chairman of China Li Yuanchao and other state leaders had a cordial meeting with the award-winning students and took a group photo.
The science innovation project jointly completed by Yang Haiyan and her tutor won the top prize of the 14th "Challenge Cup" of the National University Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition. This is the first time Yunnan participant won the top prize. And the survey report she wrote with her teammates won the first prize of the 18th Student Technology Festival of Yunnan Normal University themed "Youth Cast Lustre to Yunnan, Growth Add beauty to YNNU" and the 19th Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition. During her stay in Beijing, Yang Haiyan exchanged experience with other prize winners at the “Studying Central Leaders’ Speech” group discussion. She also joined the 3rd Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation Camp organized by the Central Committee of the Communist Young League and made a speech on behalf of all prize winners.
It is reported that "Chinese Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award" was founded in 2004, as the highest honor in Chinese youth science and technology innovation, it aims to guide and motivate the youth to engage in science and technology innovation. The Foundation uses Deng Xiaoping's remuneration as startup funds under the will of Deng; it was jointly set up by Communist Youth League Central Committee, China Youth Federation, the Students and Scholars Association and China Young Pioneer and National Working Commission upon the approval of the Central Party Committee. The fund is designed to reward teenagers (100 each year) who have achieved outstanding achievements on science and technology innovation or have shown great potential for innovation.
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