An 18-year-old Indian-American girl, Sruthi Palaniappan, has become the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention, which nominated Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate.
The Harvard University student is from Cedar Rapids. She is a big supporter of Clinton. Clinton was a first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate by a major political party.
Palaniappan Andiappan, who is Sruthi’s father also attended the convention as a member of credentials committee.
She has became centre of attraction among the media in Philadelphia and the delegates along with Jerry Emmett from Arizona, who is the 102-year old.
“I am extremely thankful for the surreal opportunity to have represented the Iowa delegation as a roll call speaker and to have been a part of the historic nomination process of our next president,” she said.
In addition to being the most youngest delegate, Sruthi also made history when she was given an opportunity to represent Iowa while roll call votes.
She noted that she was more impressed by the powerful speech given by President Barack Obama.
Also, she was thankful to Obama for gracing them with their beautifully moving words. It was simply an honour to be in their presence and to witness the emotion that emanated for his voice.