Harris recalled her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan, saying that she had served her entire career – from serving as the first female district attorney in San Francisco to serving as California’s first female attorney general – and in the US Senate in California. Always remembered these things of her mother till she was represented as the first black woman. Gopalan was a cancer researcher and civil rights activist.
Harris (56) made history by swearing in as the first female vice president of America on Wednesday. She is the first woman, first black, and first South Asian American to become the Vice President of the United States. “My story is the story of millions of American people,” Harris said Wednesday at an official program of the ‘Presidential Inaugural Committee’. My mother Shyamala Gopalan came to America from India. He grew up raising my sister Maya and me and made me aware that (coming here to fulfill dreams), even though we will be the first person, we will not be the last person. ”
The event was hosted by Impact, a major Indian-American advocacy and political action committee. Remembering his mother, Harris said, “Your continued faith in me has brought me to this point.”
Harris aspired to become president before joining the race for the vice presidential candidacy, but abandoned the idea due to the lack of financial resources necessary to carry out his campaign. He is among only three Asian-Americans in the Senate and is the first Indian-American to reach the Upper House of Parliament. She was called ‘Woman Obama’ during Barack Obama’s presidential term. Harris married Douglas Amhoff six years ago. They have two children, Ella and Cole. She is the second mother of these children.
Shortly before being sworn in as Vice President, Harris shared a video on Twitter to pay tribute to the women and her mother who had come here from India (America) to realize her big American dream. “I’m here because other women came here before me,” Harris said. And today the biggest credit for my presence here goes to my mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who will always be in my heart. ”
He said, “When she (Shyamala) came here from India at the age of 19, she might not have imagined this moment.” But she believed so much in America, where such a moment was possible. ”
She said, “Women fought and sacrificed for equality, freedom and justice for all.” These include black women who are often ignored but they have often proved that they are the backbone of our democracy. ”
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