It hasn’t been all work and no play for Michelle Obama in India. The First Lady spent part of Saturday playing hopscotch, dancing and singing with 33 children from an Indian charity at the University of Mumbai.
Dressed in an olive-colored blouse and a below-the-knee flowered skirt, she kicked off her shoes and joined the 8- to 13-year-old orphans and runaways who are taught English by the charity, Make a Difference.
Obama also joined in a drum and tambourine circle, and at one point banged on the instruments herself. She also practiced her dance moves to a popular Bollywood tune, later proclaiming “I love dancing. Oh, that was fun!”
It was a break from the somber morning, where she and the President – on the first day of a 10-day trip in Asia - paid tribute to the victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people across the city.
“We are here to tell the children to dream big,” he said. “They’re in orphanages and street shelters where they don’t have their parents to push them. Not many people believe in these kids.”