US vice president-elect Kamala Harris' ancestral village in Tamil Nadu celebrates her victory

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Kamala Harris has broken many glass barriers by becoming the first woman and Indian American to be elected as the US vice president.

 

US vice president-elect Kamala Harris' ancestral village in Tamil Nadu made a 'rangoli' to congratulate her on election win on Sunday.

The village has been news since the day, Democratic candidate Joe Biden chosen Kamla Harris as his running mate and vice presidential nominee.

Residents of Thulasendrapuram, ancestral village of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made 'rangoli' to congratulate her on the victory.

 “’Congratulations Kamla Harris’, ‘pride of our village’, 'Vanakkam America'”, Rangoli read.

In addition to this, locals in Thulasendrapuram celebrated her win by putting up posters, distributing sweets, and burning firecrackers.

Kamala Harris has made history by becoming America’s first woman Vice President elect.

She has broken many glass barriers by becoming the first woman and Indian American to be elected as the US vice president.

Harris was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother Shyamala Gopalan, who was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further study. Harris's maternal grandfather was born in Thulasenthirapuram, located about 320 km south of the city of Chennai. 

Harris is the first Indian-American to be elected district attorney of San Francisco, the first South Asian American to become a US senator.

Fifty-five-year-old Kamala Harris began her career in the 1990s at the Alameda County District Attorney's Office in the city of Oakland and later became the first woman of colour in 2011 to serve as California's attorney general.
 

With inputs from ANI

Image credit: Spectrum News

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