Kamala Harris Remembers Her ‘Chithis’ In Nomination Speech

US Senator has formally received the US Vice Presidential nomination ticket from Democratic Party.

Sohil Nikam

August 21, 2020

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The Democratic National Convention might have been a subdued affair this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there was much to be excited about for Indians in the US and back home, even as Kamala Harris used a Tamil word in her speech. While expressing her gratitude for everyone who contributed to her upbringing, she said, “Family is my best friend. My nieces and my godchildren. Family is my uncles, my aunts and my chithis.” The word ‘chithi’ is Tamil for aunt.

Kamala Harris is now officially the Vice Presidential Nominee from the Democratic Party for the 2020 elections in the US. She is a running mate to Presidential nominee Joe Biden who will be fighting the elections against President Donald Trump this November. Harris happens to be the first black woman and the first Asian American to be nominated as Vice Presidential candidate in the US. While her father was from Jamaica, her mother hailed from Chennai, India.

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