Michelle Obama Dances With Mumbai Kids During President’s Visit To India

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Even the most powerful man and woman in the world deserve a break.

First Lady Michelle Obama was seen playing hopscotch, dancing and singing with 33 underprivileged kids from an Indian charity last Saturday in the University of Mumbai. Before the talk that she was about to give to the kids, she danced and played with them for awhile.

Delighted, Obama, dressed in an olive-colored blouse and flowered skirt, took off her shoes and danced the day away with eight to thirteen year old kids. These kids are orphans and runaways that are taught English by the Indian charity, Make a Difference. She also played an Indian percussion instrument and danced to the tunes of Bollywood. She declared later on that “I love that dancing. Oh that was fun!”

Then, the First Lady spoke to these children in the university, saying that education is very important in one’s life.

“I didn’t grow up with a lot of money,” Michelle Obama said. “I never even imagined being the First Lady of the United States. But because I had an education, when the time came to do this, I was ready.”

She also told them that they can do anything and are very smart to do the things they want to do. She gave the kids a loot bag filled with notebooks, pencils, pens, and M&M’s from the White House, placed inside a box with the presidential seal.

After the speech, when everyone grew silent, she insisted on dancing again and was surrounded by the kids one more time.

President Barack Obama and the First Lady were in a 10-day trip around Asia, and one of their first stops in India. They paid tribute to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people in the city and, at the same time, had fun with people of India. The First Lady had a wonderful time there and she hopes for a better education and future for the kids of the charity.

(image credit: nydailynews.com)


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