Do Van Minh, head of the pensioners’ club of District 3, who met the President for several times during his meetings with voters, said that despite his busy schedule, President Tran Dai Quang spent much time to listen to the voice of voters in the district and the city in general.
“He always listened to us and took note of our ideas, then directed municipal authorities to properly deal with many problems, reinforcing out trust in the Party and State during the national reform and construction,” said Minh.
For Minh, the President was a straightforward person who always thought about the people and the nation, he said, sharing his sadness that the President no longer accompanied voters and HCM City people.
“I think perhaps the President was still thinking about many unfinished works when he passed away,” Minh said.
Pham Minh Tam, head of the Office of the city Department of Mass Mobilisation, recalled his many opportunities to work with President Tran Dai Quang in preparations for meetings with voters.
He said that the President always carefully listened to all questions of voters and kept track of all issues raised by voters until they were solved thoroughly. Therefore, he won the trust and love of all voters, said Tam.
He said that the President’s closeness to the people was what left the strongest impression on him.
“One time, an elderly person seated at the end of the hall wanted to speak, but he did not register previously. However, the President noticed him, asking him to move to the front and invited him to speak. The elderly voter was moved,” recalled Tam.
Due to limited time of meetings with voters, the President always took time to visit and talk more to voters to understand their aspirations, he said.
In Phan Van Tri Primary School in District 1, teachers and students remember the State leader who together with the delegation of NA deputies of the city donated VND200 million to build the school’s library.
Mourning the leader, Nguyen Thi Hong Yen, Principal of the school said that she and teachers and students were shocked at the President’s passing.
“The library was inaugurated only one year ago, but now we don’t have him anymore,” she said.
Yen said that the school is located in a poor area with the majority of students coming from struggling families. From a small library with poor facilities, it was expanded to a 110 square metre one with 9,000 books and modern visual equipment, becoming an attractive place for students, she noted.
President Tran Dai Quang, in any position as a NA deputy or the State leader, left strong and deep impression on residents of Ho Chi Minh City, even on those who had no chances to meet the leader. And they will always keep the good memories about him.