It’s amazing for me to see a woman of colour, of my heritage to be VP of America.
I feel hope for this country and joy!” Our 10-year-old Indian-American granddaughter in New York rejoiced as Kamala Harris became Vice President (VP)-elect.
Like millions of girls today in the US who look like her, she can “dream with ambition and lead with conviction”.
Her grandfather P V Gopalan and Shyamala’s civil rights advocacy and political consciousness shaped Harris’s political activism in an “incredibly formative” way.
The writer is former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations and deputy executive director of UN Women📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram.