Source Title: “I hope she will become president of the United States in 2024!” After Harris took office, his Indian “ancestral land” villagers reveled
Residents of a small Indian village gathered in front of a Hindu temple on January 20 to celebrate the inauguration of Kamala Harris as vice president of the United States. They chanted “long live Kamala Harris” and set off firecrackers, AP reported.
According to reports, Harris’s grandfather was born in the village of thulasendrapuram, 350 kilometers south of the coastal city of Chennai. During the election campaign, local villagers decorated temples with flowers to pray that Harris would be elected vice president of the United States. On the 20th, crowds of women in bright sari and men in white waist pants watched the inauguration of new US President Biden. When Harris was sworn in as vice president, villagers held up her portrait, yelled “long live Kamala & middle; Harris” and set off firecrackers.
According to reports, in addition to Harris’ grandfather who was born in this village in India more than 100 years ago, Harris’ late mother was also born in India and studied at the University of California. She married a Jamaican and Harris was their eldest daughter. &The name “Kamala” means “Lotus” in Sanskrit.
Posters and banners used by villagers to express their support for Harris in the US election last November are still hanging on the village walls, the Associated Press reported. Many expressed the hope that Harris would become president of the United States in 2024.