Byline by-Vinayak Heliwal
Senator Kamala Harris of California scripted history on Wednesday as she became the first Indian -American woman to accept the nomination for vice president from a major political party in the US.
Kamala Harris was nominated as the Vice -Presidential candidate on Wednesday at the virtual Democratic National Convention.
Kamala Harris started her speech by remembering her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris and stating that she could not be there to see her daughter’s achievement. Kamala Harris recounted how she had been taught to “put “family first ” Which includes both “the family you’re born into and the family you chose, “
In her acceptance speech, Senator Kamala Harris acknowledged her husband, her children, her sister, her niece, her godchildren, her uncle aunts, and her chithis”, and her “chithis”. The use of Tamil word ” Chithi ” meaning Aunt set the social media abuzz as many people pointed out this was the first time that a Tamil word was spoken at such a big convention.
For most people in India it was emotional and pride moment as they resemble connectivity with the word. The speech went viral on social media even as the search for the meaning of the word “chithi” on Google.
Kamala Harris is the first Indian -American to be selected for the second-highest elected office of the US after President.
Kamala Harris if elected in the upcoming presidential elections will be first-ever Black, African-American as well as first-ever -women vice president of US.