‘Grateful to woman most responsible for my presence’: VP-elect Kamala Harris remembers her mom in first speech after victory

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Kamala Harris who made historical past by getting elected as the primary feminine vp of the United States remembered her Indian mom on Saturday whereas addressing the nation within the first speech after the US presidential election victory. “I’m grateful to the woman most responsible for my presence here today, my mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris,” she stated at a drive-in rally in Joe Biden’s residence metropolis of Wilmington, Delaware.

“When she came here from India at the age of 19, maybe she didn’t quite imagine this moment,” Harris also stated. “But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible,” she added.

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“I’m thinking about her and about the generations of women… who have paved the way for this moment tonight,” she also stated whereas paying tribute to Black ladies, Asian, White, Latina and Native American ladies for his or her position within the American politics.

A daughter of an Indian immigrant and a Jamaican-born father, Kamala Harris is the primary feminine to be elected because the vice-president of America. Her father, Donald Harris, was from Jamaica, and her mom, Shyamala Gopalan, a most cancers researcher and civil rights activist from Chennai.

Harris’ maternal grandfather was born in Thulasenthirapuram, positioned about 320 km south of town of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Shyamala was the daughter of PV Gopalan, a high-ranking civil servant.

She additional declared her victory as the start for ladies in her maiden speech on Saturday. “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Harris stated in her acceptance speech at a drive-in rally in Delaware.

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“Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibility,” she stated.

A US senator from California, Harris has a monitor record of shattering glass ceilings. She served as San Francisco’s first feminine district legal professional and was California’s first lady of color to be elected legal professional normal.

Her background in legal justice might assist the Biden administration deal with the problems of racial equality and policing after the nation was swept by protests this yr. She is anticipated to be a high adviser on judicial nominations.

(With company inputs)

[Attribution HT]

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