Actor Priyanka Chopra is a happy woman. And she took to social media to express her happiness as Indian origin US Senator Kamala Harris was chosen as the running mate for Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. She wrote on Instagram: “This is a historical, transformational, and proud moment for all women. All women of colour, all Black women, and all South Asian women. Congratulations @kamalaharris on becoming the first Black woman and FIRST PERSON of Indian descent to compete on a major U.S. party’s presidential
ticket.#representationmatters PS: To my younger self - look how far we have come!”
Kamala is the first Asian-American on a major presidential ticket. She is also the first American of Indian and Asian descent to run for vice-president. Not only that, she is also the first African American of a major party and only the third woman yet to run for that office, after Democrat Geraldine Ferraro and Republican Sarah Palin.
Kamala was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a breast-cancer scientist who had emigrated from Tamil Nadu, India in 1960 to pursue a doctorate in endocrinology at UC Berkeley. Her father, Donald Harris, is a Stanford University emeritus professor of economics, who emigrated from British Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at UC Berkeley.
Talking about Priyanka, she recently donated to Assam flood relief. Taking to her official Twitter handle, the Matrix 4 actor wrote, “While we are all still dealing with the effects of the global pandemic, the Indian state of Assam has been grappling with another major crisis. It has been devastated by floods triggered by heavy monsoon showers affecting the lives of millions. The impact to life and land/property is unimaginable. The rapidly rising water level has also flooded the Kaziranga National Park, one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. They need our attention and support. I’m sharing details of a few credible organizations that are doing some good work on the ground in Assam, and Nick and I have made a donation to each. Let us support them so they can continue to help those in need. #Assamfloods #PrayForAssam #AssamNeedsHelp . Action Aids teams are well equipped with disaster response and are working on the ground, assessing the situation and helping victims. Rapid Response's team is on the ground, providing support to the affected with food packets/meals, dry ration, beds & shelter kits, medical assistance, and more.”
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