Multihued sarees and exotic ghagra cholis galore caught the eyes of people in South Moti Bagh on Tuesday morning. The attires were not new to the people, but seeing children wear them certainly was.
It was the students of a government school there who were waiting patiently for US First Lady Melania Trump, as their teachers scurried around to make the day perfect for her.
The US First Lady will attend a session of the Happiness Class at Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School.
The school was decked up with floral garlands and motifs, while floral rangolis were also drawn at multiple places in the school with a student band waiting to welcome her. Amid massive security, children were seen rehearsing just outside the gate of the institution. Some of them were carrying bagpipes and several other musical instruments.
“@FLOTUS will attend happiness class in our school today. Great day for our teachers, students and Delhiites. For centuries, India has taught spirituality to the world. Am happy that she will take back the msg of happiness from our school,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
“Welcome to our school @FLOTUS! We hope you would have a great time here in #HappinessClass Its 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 are facing worldwide,” tweeted Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio.
The Happiness Class was started by the Aam Aadmi Party in 2018. As part of the programme, students are taught various activities, including meditation, street plays, basic obedience and aims to reduce anxiety and stress levels among children.