Kamala Harris creates history, becomes first woman Vice President of the US

Indian-origin Kamala Harris on Wednesday created history as she was sworn in as America’s first woman vice-president at a historic inauguration at the West Front of the Capitol.

Moments after her swearing in, she tweeted “Ready to serve” from her official handle Vice President Kamala Harris.

Harris, 56, the 49th US Vice-President, is the daughter of an Indian immigrant from Chennai and African-American father from Jamaica.

She will serve as the deputy of President Joe Biden, who also took the oath of office today, becoming the 46th US President.

Harris is also the first female of colour and first South Asian American to hold the office.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina member of the Supreme Court, administered the oath of office to Harris.

Meanwhile, residents of a village in Chennai flocked to a temple, burning firecrackers and praying as they watched Kamala Harris take her oath of office and become the Vice President.