The ancestral village of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ in Tamilnadu welcomed news of her and President elect Joe Biden’s win in the US Presidential elections, the national broadcaster, Doordarshan News reported on Sunday.
Women in Thulasendrapuram village in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, her native village drew a special colourful ”rangoli” to congratulate her.
The message said, ”Congratulations Kamla Harris, the pride of our village,” along with ”Vanakkam America”.
In addition to this, locals in Thulasendrapuram celebrated her win by offering prayers at the ancestral temple, putting up posters, distributing sweets, and bursting firecrackers.
She has broken a number of glass barriers by becoming the first woman and Indian American to be elected as the US vice President.
She was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother – Shyamala Gopalan from Chennai- who moved to the US for further studies.
Shyamala’s father PV Gopalan ,a government official , hailed from Thulasendrapuram, located about 320 km south of Chennai.