Michelle Obama meets young fans in Mumbai

November 6th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) It was a “dream come true” for US First Lady Michelle Obama as she mingled with her young fans at the University of Mumbai Saturday evening.

Michelle tried to coax her audience — comprising young Mumbaikars, runaways and orphans between the age of 8 and 13 — out of their shell when she visited the university.

She played hopscotch, correctly spelled AMERICA - “I know that one. I live there” - and danced to the theme song from the Bollywood hit “Rang de Basanti”.

She then threw the floor open for questions from the young audience.

“Do you guys want to ask any questions? Is there anything that you want to know… anybody?”

A little girl seated about five seats to Michelle’s right chimed up: “I feel like my dream come true.”

“You feel like your dream come true,” an incredulous US First Lady repeated.


“Why? Because of me,” Michelle wondered.

“Yes,” the little girl exclaimed.

“No,” was Michelle’s rejoinder.

Undaunted, the girl again shouted: “Yes!”

“No, you are my dream come true,” the US First Lady insisted.

“This is a dream for me,” the girl persisted to peals of laughter.

The event was organised by the NGO Making a Difference (MAD). Michelle interacted with the children even as her husband, US President Barack Obama, was talking business with industry executives in another part of the city.

The Obamas are on a four-day visit to India Nov 6-9.

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