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Obama visits students, enjoys Diwali festival

Obama visits students, enjoys Diwali festival
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First Published: Sun, Nov 07 2010. 09 44 AM IST
Updated: Sun, Nov 07 2010. 09 44 AM IST
Mumbai: President Barack Obama is showing a softer side of his agenda in India, chatting with high school students and reveling in the celebration of a major religious festival.
The president and his wife, Michelle, are making a point to incorporate India’s culture into their three-day visit to India. They spent their Sunday morning at Holy Name High School, where students in their school uniforms gave the Obamas a detailed explanation of one of their projects -- a miniature village with a windmill running power to it.
The Obamas were also set to watch a performance in honor of Diwali, an important festival for Hindus and Sikhs. Obama has called it an honor to be the first president to celebrate the festival of lights at the White House last year.
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First Published: Sun, Nov 07 2010. 09 44 AM IST