Melania Trump visits 'happiness' class at Indian school

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Last week, the U.S. embassy indicated that Mr Kejriwal and his Deputy Manish Sisodia were dropped from the Delhi government school event where Melania Trump will attend as they did not wish to politicise the visit. "From mindful reading, telling a story to a friend, listening to another classmate or simply connecting with nature, I can not think of a better way for all of us to start our day", said the first lady.

"A healthy, positive example has been set for educators to ensure a promising future", she said.

A young girl student handed a bouquet to Melania as the First Lady wore a tilak on her forehead after being welcomed with an "arti thali".

Trump was given a warm reception and she was seen clapping during the dance performances by the children that later saw the entire gathering dancing to bhangra.

Slovenian-born model-turned-social activist, Melania, 50, moved to the U.S. in 1996 and is the only First Lady to become a naturalised United States citizen. She was seen enjoying the session smiling as teachers interacted with students and also narrated stories. It is an honour to join you today at this handsome school. Massive security was also put in place for her visit. "Am happy that she will take back the msg of happiness from our school", Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

Melania Trump, in a white dress, later turned up at a government school in south Delhi's Moti Bagh. Some of them were carrying bagpipes and other musical instruments.

"Welcome to our school @FLOTUS!"

Sisodia in a tweet said it was a proud moment for his education team. She witnessed activities where kids were reading books, building blocks and busy colouring.

According to a Delhi government education department official, they had been approached by Trump's campaign specifically for observing the happiness class.

As a part of the programme, students are taught various activities including meditation, street plays, basic obedience aimed at reducing anxiety and stress levels among children.



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