First Lady Melania Trump visited a government-run school that teaches students a “happiness curriculum” in New Delhi, India on Tuesday.
For the tour, Melania wore a white floral print dress from Carolina Herrera. The Three-quarter length sleeve midi poplin shirtdress features multicolored embroidery of whimsical spring flowers, a crisp collar, front button placket and a cinched belted waist. It retails for $1,690 and is available for purchase at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Melania removed the cinched white belted that came with the dress and opted to accentuate her waist by adding a vibrant red croc buckle less belt from Max Mara. She completed her look with a pair of white leather Manolo Blahnik pumps. These pointed stilettos retail for $665 and is available for purchase at Neiman Marcus.
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Before visiting the school, Melania joined her husband President Trump for a welcome ceremony at the grand Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace. The first couple paid tribute to famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, laying a wreath at Raj Ghat, the memorial spot where the famed independence leader was cremated after his assassination in 1948. They also tossed colorful flower petals on the memorial on Gandhi’s memorial. After paying tribute, both Melania and President Trump ended the visit by planted a tree at the site in one of the gardens surrounding the memorial.
Following the ceremony, President Trump held bilateral meetings and a press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Melania departed to Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School.
Upon her arrival, the First Lady was greeted outside the school with a student band and was garlanded by two girls. The girls welcomed Melania with a bouquet of flowers, a garland made out of marigolds and gave her a red “tilak” dot on her forehead, an Indian tradition given to guest to honor their arrival.
Melania then attended a ‘happiness class’ to observe as part of her Be Best campaign. The happiness class is an educational program implemented by the New Delhi government for students first through eight grades. The state government began offering this type of classes in 2018 into their curriculum as a way to teach students meditation and basic obedience aimed at reducing their levels of anxiety and stress.
“It is very inspiring to me that students here begin each day participating in mindfulness,” Melania said. “I cannot think of a better way for all of us to start our day.”
During her tour, Melania stopped at a reading room, spent time with kindergarten students and watched a yoga practice. She also meditated with students as part of a “mindfulness” activity and said after the exercise that she felt relaxed.
Melania thanked the students and the people of India for their warm welcome.
“This is my first visit to India and I cannot express how delightful it is. The people here are so welcoming and so kind. The President and I are grateful to be guests in your beautiful country and to receive such a warm reception,” she said.
Later in the day the Trumps will attend a state dinner before departing back to Washington D.C.
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