An Indian-American girl Sruthi Palaniappan, 18, a student of Harvard University has become the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, the US. She is the first woman to be nominated by a major political party, with Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate.
Sruthi Palaniappan is student of the Harvard University and a big supporter of Clinton. She is youngest and one among the delegates along with a 102-year-old delegate from Arizona, Jerry Emmett, who is the oldest delegate at the convention.
Ms. Sruthi made history when she was given an opportunity to represent Iowa during roll call votes. She was to act as a roll call speaker and also to be the part of the historic nomination process of the next president.
She was contended to have an experience and witness all the procedures of the election process. She said being elected as the party’s delegate was a long process, adding that “Together she and her father made history by electing the first woman presidential nominee of a major political party – Hillary Rodham Clinton”. This was of great attraction as she being nominated and also Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman as presidential nominee of a major political party.
Sruthi’s father Palaniappan Andiappan is also attending the convention as a member of credentials committee.