Kamala Harris about her Indian Grandfather and his lessons about Freedom and Democracy

Kamala Harris, the Vice President candidate of Democratic party shared her memories about her maternal grandfather and the lessons he taught her.

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The running mate of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris is the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father. She shared a video of her describing her Indian heritage and memories of her maternal grandfather, P V Gopalan. 

Kamala Harris about her Grandfather

“As a young girl, my grandfather would often take me on his morning walks in India, where he’d discuss the importance of fighting for democracy and civil rights,” she wrote about her grandfather. 

She posted a video in which she describes her grandparents from India. She describes her grandfather’s participation in the  fight for freedom of India. “My grandparents were phenomenal”; “My grandfather fought for and was a defender of the freedom of India.”

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“When I was a young girl, being the eldest grandchild, my grandfather would take me on his morning walk. All of his buddies were great leaders, they would talk about fighting for democracy, and the importance of fighting for civil rights and that people would be treated equally regardless of where they were born or the circumstances of their birth.

Kamala Harris about her Indian Grandfather
Kamala Harris about her Indian Grandfather

Those walks along the beach in India really planted something in my mind and created a commitment in me before I even realized it, that has led me to where I am today.”

P V Gopalan, who fought for the freedom of India influenced Kamala Harris to become what she has become. Kamala Harris says his ideas about democracy and civil rights influenced her and that the fight for the better future lives on in me to this day.

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