SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 21: Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks following a visit with expecting families and caregivers at UCSF Mission Bay on April 21, 2022 in San Francisco, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Here's How Kamala Harris Got A Flower Named After Her
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Since becoming the first female Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris has received many honors and gifts. One present came from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave Harris copies of documents from her late grandfather, who was a senior government official in India. Today, Harris even has a beautiful flower named after her.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong named a certain breed of pink orchid "Papilionanda Kamala Harrism" in honor of the Vice President's first visit to the country in August of 2021. It has long been a tradition for the Singaporean government to name orchid hybrids after visiting world leaders as a gesture of friendship.
The Papilionanda Kamala Harris now sits in a special section of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and it was quite a fitting gift, since "Kamala" translates to “lotus flower” in Sanskrit. Harris' name is derived from her late mother's Indian heritage, and she has called it "an incredible, familial gift" that reminds her of where she comes from.