Huang Wenxiu: Returning to the hometown to help the poor and dedication to youth (struggling for a hundred years to set sail on a new journey, a number of romantic figures)
Huang Wenxiu won the “Most Beautiful Fighter”, “Model of the Times”, “National March 8th Red Banner Bearer”, “National May 1st Labor Medal”, “Chinese Youth May 4th Medal” and so on. In 2021, he was awarded the honorary title of “National Model of Poverty Alleviation”.
“No matter how hot it is, I have to visit the orchard every day. These sugar tangerines are trees planted by Secretary Wenxiu to make us rich. I must take care of them.” Baini Village, Xinhua Town, Leye County, Baise City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Villager Ban Tongmao is busy in his orchard. The small village where Huang Wenxiu worked before his death is now prosperous and full of vitality.
Huang Wenxiu, born in Tianyang, Guangxi, returned to work in his hometown after graduating from Beijing Normal University in 2016 with a master’s degree. In March 2018, she voluntarily applied to be the first secretary of Baini Village in Leye County, a key county in the country’s poverty alleviation and development work.
Huang Shijing, a villager of Baini Village, once asked Huang Wenxiu: “You are a graduate student in a big city, why would you want to work in such a remote rural area?” Huang Wenxiu said, “Baise is my hometown, and it is also the leader of the nation’s poverty alleviation. One of the battlefields, as a party member, why should I not come back?” She once wrote in the party application form: “If a person wants to live meaningfully and live worthy, he cannot live for himself alone. We must use our own power to contribute to others, the country, the nation, and the society.”
The residents of Baini Village are scattered. In order to grasp the details of the poor households in the village in the shortest possible time, Huang Wenxiu traveled across the mountains and visited 195 poor households in the village to establish files and register cards in the past two months.
“Relying on the mountains to eat the mountains, relying on the water to draft water.” Huang Wenxiu, together with the cadres of the “two committees” of the village, led the masses to plant sugar tangerines, star anise, fir, etc., to develop characteristic industries and increase villagers’ income. Through hard work, the area planted with sugar oranges in the village has grown from more than 1,000 acres to more than 2,000 acres, and the star anise has grown from more than 600 acres to more than 1,800 acres. In order to open up the market, she also organized many people to learn e-commerce knowledge and established the Baini Village e-commerce service station.
In the early morning of June 17, 2019, she was tragically killed by a flash flood on her way back to work. She was only 30 years old. Huang Wenxiu served as the first secretary in the village for one year and 82 days, leading the cadres and the masses to help 418 people from 88 households in the village get rid of poverty. At the end of 2020, Baini Village will be lifted out of poverty.
Huang Wenxiu was posthumously awarded the titles of “Model of the Times”, “National March 8th Red Banner Bearer”, “National Outstanding Communist Party Member”, “Most Beautiful Struggler”, and was awarded the “National May 1st Labor Medal” and “Chinese Youth May 4th Medal.” In 2021, won the title of “National Model of Poverty Alleviation”.
“People’s Daily” (07 Edition on June 18, 2021)