Meena Harris, niece of Kamala Harris, nominee of Democratic vice presidential elections shared a photo of a poster that in Tamil Nadu featuring the California senator by calling her “victorious”.
35-year old, lawyer Meena based in California, tweeted that the photo of the poster came to her from Tamil Nadu. The poster has photos of Harris with a text in the Tamilian language stating ,PV Gopalan’s granddaughter is victorious.
The poster appeared after Kamala was picked by Joe Biden for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, as his mate in the US election. She was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, if California Senator Harris elected, she would be the first ever woman Vice president for the country.
Meena’s tweet, “I was sent this from Tamil Nadu where our Indian family is from. It says ‘PV Gopalan’s granddaughter is victorious.’ I knew my great grandfather from our family trips to Chennai when I was young–he was a big figure for my grandma and I know they’re together somewhere smiling now.
Shyamala Gopalan, Kamala’s mother was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further studies. She became a leading cancer researcher and activist.
Shyamala was the daughter of a high ranking civil servant, PV Gopalan.
Kamala recalled her ‘long walks’ with her grandfather during her childhood visits to India, while speaking in a event on Saturday.
The California senator remembered the time when she and her grandfather would go on long walks in Madaras, called at that time, where the latter would tell her about the “heroes” who were involved in the freedom struggle in India. She said that the lessons from her grandfather are a big reason, “why I am where I am today”.
“In Madras, I would go on long walks with my grandfather, who at that point was retired, and we take morning walks where I pulled his hand and he would tell me about the heroes who are responsible for the birth of the world’s biggest democracy, and he would explain that ‘tt’s on us to pick up where they left off’. She also added, Those lessons are a big reason why I am where I am today,” .