New Delhi: Ahead of US first lady Melania Trump’s visit to a Delhi government school, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted a welcome post for her and expressed happiness at the visit. Also Read - ‘Matter of Great Pride as US First Lady Melania Trump Will Join Happiness Class,’ Says Sisodia
In a Twitter post, Kejriwal wrote, ”.@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.” Also Read - Delhi Govt School to be Showcased During High-Profile US Visit? Melania Trump May Attend Happiness Class
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had also termed the visit as ‘a matter of great pride for the Delhi government, teachers and students’.
During the visit, Melania will interact with students at the school and witness various activities conducted as part of the ‘happiness curriculum’.
The ‘happiness curriculum’ was introduced by the Delhi government in July 2018. As part of the curriculum, students studying in classes I-VIII in Delhi government schools attend a 45-minute ‘happiness class’ every day, participating in activities like storytelling, meditation and question and answer sessions.
According to sources, Melania Trump will reach the school in south Delhi around noon and spend over an hour there. This will be a solo visit as US President Donald Trump will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at that time.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were earlier scheduled to welcome her at the school and brief her about the ”happiness class”.
However, the US Embassy later communicated to the city administration on Saturday that names of Kejriwal and Sisodia do not figure in the list of invitees for the event.