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First Lady Dances in India

Posted by admin On November - 22 - 2010  Print  Email  

US First Lady Michelle Obama described dancing with children in India as fun. President Barack Obama and Michelle danced with a group of children at a Divali festival at the University School in Mumbai during their trip to India in early November, 2010.

Michelle Obama in India. Image Credit: dailymail.co.uk

“I love dancing. Oh that was fun!” Mrs. Obama said after she danced with the children as they performed before a large crowd of dignitaries and visitors. She matched their hands and feet movements as she joined them in their performance to a Marati folk song. She also danced with the children when the title song from the Bollywood movie “Rang de Basanti,” was played. Nearing the end of the song the president joined the group. But it was Michelle that made the bigger hit. The crowd cheered and clapped as the first lady shifted smoothly between the various dance moves.

In the midst of the political backlash his Democratic Party suffered in the US Midterm elections 2010, the president and an entourage which included 40 planes embarked on a three-day visit to India on November 6, 2010.

An Indian newspaper reported that six armoured cars and 40 aircrafts that were used for the visit of the most powerful political figure in the world.  The armoured cars were used by Obama as he traveled around India. He was accompanied by Michelle and their two daughters Sasha and Malia.

The objective of the visit was to build a more crucial economic relationship with India which has been rising fast as a world economic powerhouse.

The visit is said to have cost some $200 million a day.

In the following video of Michelle Obama dances with Mumbai children.

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Hi. My name is Susan Gosine-Herrera. I live in Queens, New York. This news blog is my way of highlighting all the interesting things, people and events I come across in this part of New York. If you have an interesting immigrant story or know of one or of an interesting immigrant, I will be happy to feature that story in these pages. Just send an email and I will be in touch. Meanwhile, live like a tourist, enjoy all you can, before you move on.

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