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- The villagers watched the inauguration live, holding Harris’ portraits while setting off firecrackers. They blasted off fireworks and distributed food during her oath ceremony.
- The village is where Harris’ grandfather was born more than 100 years ago. Harris’ late mother was also born in India, before immigrating to the U.S.
- Harris visited the village when she was five and recalled walks with her grandfather on the beach at Chennai, according to Reuters.
- Many residents hope she ascends to the presidency in 2024, as reported in the AP.
- “For the next four years, if she supports India, she will be the president,” said village shopkeeper G Manikandan, whose shop proudly displays posters and banners of Biden and Harris.
- Harris is set to make history as the first woman, first Black American and first person of South Asian descent to hold the vice presidency in the U.S.