09 Aug '11, 2pm

(CNA|sg) SR Nathan officiates his last National Day as President

(CNA|sg) SR Nathan officiates his last National Day as President

SINGAPORE: Singapore's President SR Nathan said he hopes all Singaporeans will remember the message of National Day -- that Singapore is in a continuous relay. Speaking to reporters after this year's parade, Mr Nathan said so long as the country keeps on striving, it will continue to prosper. This is the last time Mr Nathan officiated at the National Day parade, as he will be leaving office at the end of August. He said he made a special effort to stay at the event a little longer to wave goodbye to the crowd. Mr Nathan attended 12 parades as President, and he said all are equally memorable. But it's the people, enthusiasm and affection shown to him that touches him the most. Asked if he was emotional about saying goodbye, Mr Nathan said he takes it in his stride. President Nathan said: "Emotional? No. I was ready for it. Since I announced it, some time has taken place so ...

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