Kamala Harris sworn in as the first female and 49th Vice President of the United States.

As Kamala Harris sworn in as the first female Vice President of the US, what does it mean for India? Read on.

By Saumya Bansal, January 21, 2021 16:29 IST

History has been made as Kamala Harris, 56, becomes the first female and also the first American-South Asian Vice President of the United States Of America. In the sworn-in ceremony which took place, Kamala raised her left hand forward to keep it on two Bibles as she swore to work for the people of the United States of America. While Harris's mother was an Indian immigrant from Chennai and her father is a Black man from Jamaica, Africa. This is one of the reasons why Kamala's sworning as the first Black women Vice President is so looked forward to by the world at large. She will be working alongside President Joe Biden for their next tenure.

For the people—always. pic.twitter.com/KW0TS1cnUq

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 20, 2021
What does Kamala Harris' win mean for India?
As per a survey report by Carnegie, 'Harris’ vice-presidential candidacy has galvanized a large section of the Indian American community to turn out to vote. On balance, while the Harris pick might not change a large number of votes (given the community’s historic Democratic tilt), her candidacy is linked to greater enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket.'
While Donald Trump chose to deliberately skip the ceremony, it was attended by the former Presidents of the United States, such as Barack Obama, George W Bush, and Bill Clinton. Former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton also attended the same.

The time to move forward is now. pic.twitter.com/IrUUu0bxGO

— President Biden (@POTUS) January 20, 2021
Our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, also tweeted to congratulate Kamala Harris. He wrote, 'Congratulations to @KamalaHarris on being sworn-in as @VP. It is a historic occasion. Looking forward to interacting with her to make India-US relations more robust. The India-USA partnership is beneficial for our planet.'

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