US Vice Presidential Democratic Candidate Senator Kamala Harris
Kamla Harris, the Democratic candidate for the Vice President of the United States of America, recalled her Indian heritage and said that her mother used to try to instill in her a love for good idli.
Kamala Harris is born in California
77-year-old Joe Biden, the presidential Democratic candidate, has made history by electing an Indian-American and African-American Kamala Harris in the presidential election to be held on November 3. Born as the son of a Jamaican-born father and Indian mother, California’s Senator Harris, who is elected, would be second only to Biden after he succeeded Biden.
Joe Biden also addressed Indian-AmericansHarris said at an event organized by Indians for the Biden National Council, “Today, on August 15, 2020, I stand before you as the first candidate for the post of Vice President of South Asian origin in the United States.” Biden was also involved in this program. He congratulated Indian-Americans on the 74th anniversary of Indian independence.
Mother was from Tamil Nadu and father was Jamaican
Kamala Harris was born on 20 October 1964 in Auckland, California. His mother Shyamala Gopalan came to America from India at the age of 19 while her father Donald J. Harris came to America from Jamaica. He told how his mother used to march on the streets in the movement of civil officials. This was a movement where Martin Luther King was associated and he was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence. He told that his parents met during this ongoing movement for civil rights.
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Kamala Harris told that my mother wanted us to go to India and know where we came from and where our roots are? We are all bound by our community, our shared history and culture. We South Asian expatriates share similar values despite being from different backgrounds.