World News – US – Long live Kamala Harris from her ancestral Indian village


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As Senator Kamala Harris looks poised to become the first female, black and Asian vice president in U.S. history, her ancestral village in South India is bursting with joy

Posters adorn the village of Thulasenthirapuram in the state of Tamil Nadu where, for the past three days, people have been heading to the local temple to offer special prayers and wishes

In this village is the ancestral home of Kamala Harris’ diplomatic maternal grandfather, P V Gopalan, who she says had a great influence on her as a child

Special prayers for the victory of Kamala Harris in his ancestral village of Tamil Nadu #USElections #KamalaHarris picTwittercom / 8HAjkEDwwM

« Everyone in the village wants her to win It will be such a great honor for us and for the whole country if she becomes vice-president, » said Meenakshi Kumari, a teacher at RFI

Earlier this week, just as the count began in the United States, a special prayer was held at the temple and Harris’s 2014 contribution to the temple dedication was remembered

The temple inscription also has his name engraved in addition to those of many other donors, acknowledging his contribution of 60 euros or 5,000 Indian rupees

The village, located about 320 km south of Chennai, is where Harris’ maternal grandfather was born over a century ago

Interestingly, at the local government school, many students have followed Harris’s campaign speeches and plan to use them to motivate students

Many were also addicted to their television sets following Tamil news channels, which reported on the hotly contested US presidential elections

« The elections were very difficult, but it is now almost certain that the Democratic Party is winning, » said Selva Kumar, a villager to RFI

As the United States votes in its most crucial election today, residents of the ancestral village of Democratic Vice President candidate # KamalaHarris in the Thiruvarur district of #TamilNadu offered special prayers for her « big victory » Read: https: // tco / VW1HDOCQwJ @ sivaetb # USElections2020 picTwittercom / xy76WYLinj

Many people across India are thrilled at the prospect of a woman of Indian descent holding the second highest political office in the United States

It happened days after the announcement in mid-August, when Harris banners and placards appeared in the southern city of Chennai, the hometown of Harris’ mother Shyamala Gopalan.

In addition to fueling national pride, his candidacy has sparked speculation in the Indian media about what this could mean for US-Indian relations, which have improved dramatically over the past two decades.

Although Harris has not visited this village, the people here are proud of her Many consider her a future American president in the making

Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, United States Presidential Election, 2020, Thulasendrapuram, India, United States Vice President

World News – United States – Vive Kamala Harris from his ancestral Indian village


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