Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday said she felt like she was "coming home" during an emotional visit to her old New Delhi college where she studied five decades ago.
Students and faculty at the prestigious Lady Shri Ram college rose to their feet and cheered Suu Kyi, who is on a six-day visit to India where she studied while her mother was Burma's ambassador to the country.
Lady Shri Ram principal Meenakshi Gopinath paid tribute to "Suu", as the Nobel laureate was known at the school from which she graduated with a political science degree in 1964.
“This is a deeply emotional moment for us," Gopinath said in the school auditorium where Suu Kyi had performed plays as a student. "We have prayed for your safety. We have felt your pain."