US First Lady Melania Trump, who is in India on a two-day trip, visited Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in Delhi’s Nanakpura to attend a “happiness class”. She was welcomed by the teachers and students of the school.
Melania Trump attended a “happiness class,” a curriculum designed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as an attempt to reduce stress among school-going children. The curriculum involves 40 minutes of meditation, relaxing and outdoor activities.
Melania spent 15-20 minutes in the school, interacting and engaging with the students.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “@FLOTUS will attend happiness clas sin our school today. Great day for our teachers, students and Delhiites. For centuries, India ha staught spirituality to the world. Am happy that she will take back the msg of happiness from our school”.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also tweeted, welcoming the First Lady.
It’s just 18 months old initiative but early results have made us confident that @HappinessDelhi is the ultimate solution to all violence & hate in mindsets that we r facing worldwide.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 25, 2020
As per the earlier plan, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia were to be present to greet Melania Trump during her school visit. However, the US embassy indicated that the duo drop out from the visit as they did not wish to politicise the visit.
The visit took place simultaneously when US President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump landed in Delhi on February 24, following which they travelled to Gujarat along with PM Modi.
Trump arrived in Ahmedabad around noon on February 24 for a little less than 36-hour-long trip. After his arrival in Ahmedabad, he embarked on a 22-km roadshow from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach the Sabarmati Ashram.
He spent about 25 minutes at the Ashram and Hriday Kunj, the cottage that housed Mahatma Gandhi from 1918 to 1930.
From Ahmedabad, the Trumps travelled to Agra before coming back to the national capital for the main leg of the visit.
Earlier today Donald Trump and Melania Trump were accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.