Xi’s wife visits Delhi school
Chinese President Xi Jinping and and his wife Peng are on a three-day official visit to India. Hour-long stay at the Tagore International School,
New Delhi: China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan on Thursday visited a school here.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and and his wife Peng are on a three-day official visit to India.
During her hour-long stay at the Tagore International School, Peng interacted with a select group of students and did some calligraphy.
Peng said, “It is important for all of us to keep learning and work hard to achieve the goal we have set in life.”
The school has a distance learning programme with a school in Shanghai as part of which Indian students learn Tai Chi and calligraphy and students in China learn Kathak and yoga.
In a gesture of goodwill, Peng kissed and hugged the children and also gifted them books.
“It was a very encouraging moment for the children. Students performed cultural programmes. Peng was also gifted a statue of Rabindranath Tagore,” principal Madhulika Sen said.
Peng Liyuan, 51, is a singer who is popular in China for her patriotic folk songs. She was born to a family of artists in Shandong province. Her mother was a member of a local art troupe and her father was a curator of local museum.
She holds a Master’s degree in traditional ethnic music and now serves as the dean of the Art Academy of the People’s Liberation Army. She holds the rank of a major general.