President Tony Tan works hard to sell briyani to raise funds for charity
Posted by temasektimes on June 16, 2012
Though he had not expressed his views or made many public speeches on national affairs since he was elected last year, President Tony Tan has been working hard quietly in the background to serve Singaporeans.
When Singaporeans are spending their weekends shopping, dining and enjoying time with their families, President Tan was working hard to raise funds for charity.
President Tan joined 50 volunteers at Khalid Mosque located in Joo Chiat to sell packets of briyani and he even pitched in to put the final touches to the dish.
Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Saturday joined members of the Malay-Muslim community to raise funds for the President’s Challenge.
The dish was prepared by Chef Allaudin Mohamed, who is also chairman of the mosque. Each packet costs S$10 and will go to the President’s Challenge Fund for various charities.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be making a private overseas visit from 17 June to 20 June and during Dr Tan’s absence, chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers, Mr J Y Pillay, will be Acting President.
Singaporeans are indeed blessed and should be grateful to have such a kind, loving and compassionate President to serve them.