Kamala Harris and her life story
For the entire American nation November is the month of rejoicement as Joe Biden wins as the 46th president of USA. It’s also a proud moment for all the Indians as an Indian-American wins the position of vice president. Yes Kamala Harris a half Indian is now the Vice President of USA.
Kamala Harris is the first female, first Black, first Indian-American and first Asian vice president elected at USA. The 56-year-old California senator is one of only three Asian Americans in the Senate and she’s the first Indian-American ever to serve in the chamber.
Before becoming the vice president, Kamala Harris is known for many firsts. She has been the first woman county district attorney, the district attorney for San Francisco and first African-American and Indian-origin to be elected to the position.
Kamala Harris was born to two immigrant parents: a Black father and an Indian mother. Her father, Donald Harris, was from Jamaica, and her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher and civil rights activist from Chennai. Kamala Harris, however, defines herself simply as ‘American’.
Her mother always advices her that, “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day. Shyamala Gopalan was always the strength of Kamala Harris. She completely dedicates her victory to her mother who is no more with her.
As the world waited for the outcome of the US election, the village of Kamala Harris, Thulasendrapuram was praying for the victory of P. V. Gopalan’s grand daughter.
While addressing the nation Kamala Harris told “While I may be the first, but I won’t be the last. I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”
Whatever happens next, Kamala Harris’s vice-presidency will make history.
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