China’s glamorous first lady Peng Liyuan is a person who wears many hats. She is now learning yoga.
Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed this to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who called on him on Friday.
During her meeting with Xi, Mahajan noted that both India and China had resurgent youth populations and stressed on the need to promote youth exchange programmes.
She also emphasised on the role of yoga in building character, spirituality and sound mental and physical health. At this point, Xi observed that yoga was gaining immense popularity in China and that his spouse was also learning and practising yoga.
Peng is popular across China as a folk singer who performed for the People’s Liberation Army. She had joined the PLA as a soldier but was soon picked up to join its exclusive performance troupe.