Kamala Harris's native village adorned with best wishes posters

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Published: August 18,2020 08:08 AM
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August 18, 2020: With the announcement of Kamala Harris being Democratic vice presidential nominee, her native village Painganadu has been adorned with her posters.

August 18, 2020: With the announcement of Kamala Harris being Democratic vice presidential nominee, her native village Painganadu located near Mannargudi in Tiruvarur district has been adorned with posters wishing her success in the upcoming US Presidential elections.



"Kamala Harris's grandfather PV Gopalan was born in this village. With her being nominated for Democratic vice presidentship, the villagers have put up banners wishing her well and success in the election," Ramanan, Darmadatha of Sri Sevaga Perumal Temple, told ANI. He further said that PV Gopalan left the village for further studies and later went to the US with his daughter Shyamala. Kamala's mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further study. Shyamala became a leading cancer researcher and activist.





Earlier, Meena Harris, the niece of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, on Sunday shared a photo of a poster that has come up in Tamil Nadu featuring the California senator calling her "victorious". Taking to Twitter, Meena, a 35-year-old lawyer based in California, said that the photo of the poster was sent to her from Tamil Nadu. The poster has photos of Harris with a text in the Tamilian script--"PV Gopalan's granddaughter is victorious".





The poster cropped up days after Kamala was picked by Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, as his running mate in the US election. Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, California Senator Harris, if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the country.