Kamala Harris will take oath of office, following which Biden will deliver his inaugural speech laying down the vision of his administration. The villagers of Thulasendrapuram; the ancestral village of Kamala Harris in Tamil Nadu started celebration bursting crackers and distributing sweets in front of a temple.
Villagers also organised a special puja at the Sri Dharma Sastha temple. The village is located in Tiruvarur district.
Harris became the first woman VP-elect of the United States after winning the 2020 elections. People celebrated and wished for her success in her office by holding placards. Thulasendrapuram is the native village of Kamala’s maternal grandfather PV Gopalan - former Indian diplomat.
Other Indian origin in Biden Cabinet includes Neera Tanden office of Managenent and Budget , Vedant Patel Assistant White House press secretary, Atul Gawande Covid 19 task force , Celine Gounder Covid 19 task force , Vivek Murthy , surgeon general covid 19 task force , Arjun Majumder department of energy, Rahul Gupta , office of national drug control, Kiran Ahuja, office of personnel management, Puneet Talwar Us dept of state, Pavneet Singh, national security office of sc and tech , seema nanda , Us dept of labor, Bhavya Lal Art for NASA, Arun Venkataraman US trade representative office , Atman Trivedi US dept of Commerce , Aneesh Chopra , US postal service team, Sital Shah , US dept of Education, R Ramesh , US dept of Energy, Rama Zakaria , US dept of Energy, Raj De, US dept of Justice , Dilpreet Sidhu, National Security Council, Kumar Chandren, US dept of Agriculture, Mala Adiga , policy director for first lady Dr Jill Biden.
American singer-songwriter Garth Brooks will join celebrities scheduled to perform at Joe Biden's inauguration alongside previously announced acts Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.Celebrated actor Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute special that will lead into the ceremony. The special, titled 'Celebrating America' will be broadcast on social media as well as NewsNow from Fox, ABC, CBS and Amazon Prime Video. Stars like Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi are expected to appear for performances during the special.
Donald Trump extended his wishes to the Biden administration. “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” Trump said.“I did not seek the easiest course… By far, it was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices, because that’s what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus,” he added.
Trump will not attend Biden’s inauguration ceremony after the Capitol Hill siege which taken place weeks ago, there are extraordinary levels of security in place for the inauguration ceremony that is expected to begin at 8.30 pm IST.