First Lady Michelle Obama Dances With Mumbai Students

Mumbai school set to welcome Obama this Diwali

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Photos- Rajanish Lade-AP

Mrs. Obama dances with disadvantaged Mumbai kids

By ERIKA KINETZ Associated Press

MUMBAI, India—Michelle Obama played hopscotch, danced and sang with 33 disadvantaged children from the Indian charity Make a Difference Saturday at the University of Mumbai.

Almost immediately after arriving at the university’s library, she kicked off her flats and joined in a game of vocabulary-building hopscotch with the 8- to 13-year-old orphans and runaways who receive English-language instruction from Make a Difference volunteers.

“I love dancing. Oh that was fun!” Mrs. Obama said after they danced to theme song from the Bollywood movie, “Rang de Basanti.”

The girls wore their salwar kameez—traditional long shirts and baggy trousers—and glittering dupatta scarves. Mrs. Obama, dressed in an olive blouse and delicate flowered skirt, also joined a drum and tambourine circle with the children. She banged on a tambourine while the kids pounded on drums.  After dancing, she spoke to the children about the importance of an education.

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15 Responses to First Lady Michelle Obama Dances With Mumbai Students

  1. rikyrah says:

    the rest of the world sees it and gets it. they love FLOTUS. …they see her genuineness.

    • Look how the kids are smiling. They’re so happy. The people in other countries love our President & First Lady. It’s a shame some folks in America are so jealous of them & can’t appreciate what they’re doing for US.

      God bless them in every way, protect them night & day.

  2. Ametia says:

    The slideshow is wonderful. Thanks for adding the pics, Sg2. Our First Lady is ALL.THAT.

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  4. Ametia says:

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  5. Look how excited they are about our FLOTUS coming to visit?

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