Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first black Indian American woman to become the US vice President. She paid tribute to her Indian mother. Here’s what the Vice President said in her first address to the nation:
“I’m grateful to the woman most responsible for my presence here today, my mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris. When she came here from India at the age of 19, she maybe didn’t imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in America where moments like this are possible.”
An outdoor rally was ingoing on in Joe Biden‘s home city of Wilmington, Delaware. Cheering the rally Kamala said that she had been thinking of generations of women who have paved the way for the moment.
Though KamalaHarris is a Christian she also visited Hindu temples along with her mother. She is the daughter of an Indian immigrant and Jamaican born father. Kamala Harris talked about her trips to Tamil Nadu when she was a child and also mentioned the support she got from her chiitis. Chiiti meaning aunts. Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Kamala Harris said, “When My Mother Came From India, She Didn’t Imagine…”:
Kamala Harris in her acceptance speech referred to her Indian roots. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and paid tribute to her success. The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter that it’s not just a matter of pride for her chittis but for all Indian Americans.
Kamala Harris grandparent’s village Thasendrapuram held prayers:
Thulasendrapuram is a village near Chennai. It’s the village of Kamala Harris’s grandparents. While everyone was awaiting the results of the US election, Thasendrapuram held prayers. And on Saturday night, the election was finally called.