US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' aunt expressed joy, says she has achieved what she wanted

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This comes just days after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 US Elections against the sitting President Donald Trump. 

 

While lauding Kamala Harris for her victory in the 2020 US Elections, her maternal aunt Sarala Gopalan said that the Democrat 'achieved what she wanted'.

This comes just days after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 US Elections against the sitting President Donald Trump. 

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

Sarala Gopalan  is a doctor and I used to work in Chandigarh. She is the Chennai-based younger sister of Harris's mother, Shyamala Gopalan.

Shyamala Gopalan was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further studies. Shyamala was a leading cancer researcher and activist. Shyamala was the daughter of PV Gopalan, a high-ranking civil servant.

“Kamala has visited us a number times in Chandigarh. We have always seen her grow up as a good child. She was very good at whatever she did and she has achieved what she wanted to do," Sarala Gopalan quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

She added that the family is joyous about Kamala Harris scripting history by becoming the first woman and the first Vice-President-elect who is an Indian-American.

In her nomination acceptance speech earlier this year, Kamala Harris had mentioned her aunts or chithis, as they are referred to in Tamil.

US vice president-elect Kamala Harris's maternal grandfather was born in Thulasenthirapuram, located about 320 km south of the city of Chennai. 

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.

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

The Democratic presidential candidate defeated President Donald Trump in a closely contested election and will be the 46th president of the United States.

In this, his third attempt at the White House, Biden, a four-decade Washington figure as a Senator and then a vice president, received more than 74 million votes, 4 million more than Trump, and more than any other presidential candidate.

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

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 Agency

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