Melania Trump attends 'happiness' class during India visit

Melania Trump attends 'happiness' class during India visit
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump shakes up WH communications team The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump gets new press secretary in latest shake-up Grisham leaves role as White House press secretary MORE reportedly visited a government school in New Delhi on Tuesday that teaches students a “happiness curriculum” centered around mindfulness as part of her and President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE's first official trip to India.

The first lady watched children at the school play, practice yoga and perform a bhangra dance, Reuters reported. She wore a traditional red “tilak” dot on her forehead and a garland made out of marigolds.

“It is very inspiring to me that the students here begin each day [with] mindfulness,” Melania Trump said of the Sarvodaya Co-Education Senior Secondary School. “I cannot think of a better way for all of us to start our day.”

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A video posted online by Asian News International showed the first lady watching a student dance.

“This is my first visit to India, and I cannot express how delightful it is,” she said. “The president and I are grateful to be guests.”

The “happiness curriculum” was started by the left-leaning Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2018, according to Reuters. It reportedly focuses on fostering social skills by having children learn mindfulness practices in addition to storytelling and drawing, according to the party’s website.

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Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and a member of the AAP, on Tuesday tweeted a welcome for the first lady.

President Trump on Monday announced that the U.S. and India would sign a defense deal for the country to purchase more than $3 billion in American helicopters and other military equipment. He also spoke at a cricket stadium with a seating capacity of more than 100,000 people for the “Namaste Trump” event.