History has been made by Kamala Harris today as she becomes the first female Vice President of US.
At present, she is not only the highest-rank holding female official of the US, but Kamala is also the first woman of colour, first South Asian American Vice President
On 7 November, Joe Biden won the presidency and recently on 20th January sworn into office at an inauguration ceremony. Reportedly, ex-president, Donald Trump refused to grace the event.
After the win, Harris posted on Twitter to talk about something that mattered much more than the win, she wrote, “This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.”
Right before the ceremony, Kamala posted a video to tribute to her inspiration and idol. The video clip featured Harris remembering her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris, breast cancer researcher and an Indian immigrant.
Video footage of Kamala addressing the nation back in November was played as she gave the Vice President’s acceptance speech.
She says, “To the woman most responsible for my presence here today: my mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who is always in our hearts.”
“When she came here from India at the age of 19, she maybe didn’t quite imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible.
“And so I am thinking about her and about the generations of women – of women, black women, Asian, White, Latina, Native American women who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment.
“Woman who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and liberty and justice for all. Including the Black women who are often, too often, overlooked but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy.”
She continues, “I reflect on their struggle, their determination and the strength of their vision to see what can be unburdened by what has been. And I stand on their shoulders.”
Thus, giving hope to many people who pray for peace and well-being. The world currently looks up to Kamala Harris with high hopes.