New Delhi: US First Lady Michelle Obama got a taste of India’s rich cultural diversity when she visited the National Crafts Museum in New Delhi and had a glimpse of the varied skills of artisans from across the country.
Attired in a green skirt and a black top, 46-year-old Michelle reached the museum soon after paying respects at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at the Rajghat.
She broke away from US President Barack Obama’s cavalcade as her husband went straight to Hyderabad House for a summit meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
According to museum officials, artisans had been enthusiastically preparing for the visit, picking their best works for display.
Soon after independence, various projects and schemes for preservation and development of handicrafts were envisaged in the first and second five-year plans. The establishment of a Crafts Museum was an integral part of this policy.