New Delhi: As US First Lady Melania Trump will join the ‘Happiness Class’ at the Sarvodaya co-ed school in Moti Bagh during her visit, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said it is a matter of great pride for the Delhi government, teachers and students. He also said it is a big appreciation for the Delhi government that the work of AAP government in the education sector, especially Happiness classes, is being recognised in the world. Also Read - US President Trump Leaves For India, Calls PM Modi Great Friend, Says ‘Will be With Millions of People’
“It’s a matter of great pride for Delhi government, teachers and students that US First Lady is visiting a Delhi government school. It’s a big appreciation for us that the work of the AAP government in the education sector, especially Happiness classes, is being recognised in the world,” Manish Sisodia said. Also Read - Trump India Visit: Delhi Traffic Police Issues Advisory, Asks Commuters to Keep VVIP Movement in Mind While Planning Commute
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Sisodia said he and Delhi CM Kejriwal would have loved to personally receive First Lady in the Delhi government school and brief her about concept of Happiness Classes and the positive impact that it has on students.
“However, certain concerns were expressed by US Embassy regarding CM and Deputy CM accompanying the First Lady during the school visit. We respect the same. We welcome the First Lady wholeheartedly and will do our best to facilitate the tour,” Sisodia said.
However, the US Embassy in India aid it has no objection to the presence of CM and Deputy CM. “We appreciate their recognition that this isn’t a political event and that it’s best to ensure focus is on education, school, and students,” the US Embassy said.
US President Donald Trump and his wife will be in India for 36-hours from February 24.
As part of the programme, special classes namely ‘Happiness Classes’ were started by the Delhi government in its schools in 2018. In the Happiness Class, students are taught various activities including meditation, street plays and basic obedience with an aim to reduce anxiety and stress levels among children.