President Tony Tan: I had ‘served’ Singaporeans with ‘all my heart’
Posted by temasektimes on September 1, 2012
The well-loved people’s President is marking his one-year anniversary in office by launching the President’s Challenge Volunteer Drive and joining the Lions Befrienders to visit vulnerable seniors living in Bendemeer.
In the Facebook posting, Dr Tan said a year ago, he had pledged to serve Singaporeans with all his ability, energy, and heart:
“A year ago, I pledged to serve all Singaporeans with all my ability, with all my energy, and with all my heart. The past twelve months have been the most fulfilling and inspiring of my professional life.”
Dr Tan also added he is honored to meet many Singaporeans from all walks of life and urge them to make a difference to the community:
“Through the Istana Open Houses, award ceremonies, charity fundraisers, community events and on Facebook, Mary and I have met Singaporeans from all walks of life. We have learned much about your worries, hopes and aspirations….You can make a difference in our community by contributing your time, energy and skills. I look forward to hearing from you about your volunteering experience and how it has enhanced your life.”
Dr Tan is Singapore’s third elected President, having won last year’s Presidential Election by a overwhelming mandate over his three other rivals.