The women's federation in central China's Hunan Province issued a posthumous award to Li Yueling on July 3, after the rescuer died whilst on duty inspecting local flood relief work.
Li was honored as a Hunan Provincial March 8th Red Banner Pacesetter.
The 29-year-old woman was an employee of the province's Langshan Shengyuan Tourism Culture Development Ltd.
During her inspection in the tourist spot of Bajiaozhai on July 1, Li was severely wounded after a sudden landslide occurred, caused by continuous heavy rain in recent days.
Even though she immediately received a full-range of medical assistance in the local hospital, she died later the same day.
Posthumous Remarks Toward Li
Many praised Li as a helpful and motivated person who always worked hard and could achieve acclaim from both supervisors and colleagues.
Being the first woman to die on duty during the latest round of disaster relief, Li fulfilled her job responsibilities throughout her short but precious lifetime.
Her selfless action reveals many positive qualities among modern women, such as, being trustworthy and showing excellence in her job.
Her death is an "ode to youth in the new era," wrote one commentator.
Hunan Women's Federation called on women across the province to learn from Li, in terms of being loyal to their mission and dedicating themselves to their work.
Women in Hunan should set Li as a role model in spreading a Socialist moral ethos; and, fostering the spirits of self-respect, confidence and self-reliance.
They also need to fulfill their job responsibilities and make practical actions in showing women's significant role in modern society.
In addition, the federation encouraged women to contribute efforts in the current flood relief work; and, play their role of "holding up half the sky" in the rebuilding of the communities in Hunan.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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