Tamil Nadu village in limelight after Kamala Harris’ nomination as Democratic VP candidate

Nagapattinam, August 15

A distant village in Tamil Nadu has shot to fame following the nomination of US senator Kamala Harris because the vice-presidential candidate by the Democratic Party for the American Presidential elections 2020.

Harris’ maternal grandparents belong to this village and it’s gaining consideration ever because the announcement.

The agrarian village of Painganadu is positioned close to Mannargudi in Tiruvarur district close to right here within the Cauvery delta.

Harris’ mom, Shyamala, was the daughter of PV Gopalan who was lively within the Independence motion after which turned a high-ranking civil servant who fought towards corruption.

Her grandmother Rajam belonged to the close by Thulasenthirapuram village.

Though Kamala Harris’s ancestors left the village, they’d stored their reference to the village temple intact.

Gopalan and different members of his household have made donations for temple renovation throughout numerous durations.

As current as 2014, a donation was made within the title of Kamala Harris, says the temple trustee Ramani.

Digital banners have been put up within the village wishing her victory.

People of the world have been sharing pictures of the village, temple, her ancestral dwelling and plaque within the temple carrying details about the donations made by the relations on social media.

US Democratic celebration presidential nominee Joe  Biden had on Tuesday named 55-year-old Harris as his vice- presidential working mate, making historical past by choosing the primary black lady to compete on a significant celebration’s presidential ticket.

Harris, whose father is an African from Jamaica and mom an Indian, is presently the US senator from California. — PTI

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