Sir Ganga Ram’s great-great-granddaughter becomes US senator

Kesha Ram is the first woman of colour to take oath as a state senator in the United States

07:51 PM | 1 Feb, 2021
Sir Ganga Ram’s great-great-granddaughter becomes US senator

Kesha Ram, Sir Ganga Ram’s great-great-granddaughter has become the State Senator of Vermont, USA.

She is the the first woman of colour to take oath as a state senator in the United States.

The 34-year-old Kesha sworn in as senator on January 6, 2021, and wore the traditional shalwar kameez during the swearing-in ceremony, as an honour to her heritage.

Taking to Twitter she said, “Sworn in to the Vermont Senate today. I wore white for those who came before me and made this day possible, and I wore a shalwar kameez for those who will come after me that want to bring their whole selves into the halls of power. Let’s get to work for Vermonters.”

The US Consulate General Lahore congratulated her and wrote: “The father of modern Lahore", Sir Ganga Ram’s great granddaughter Kesha Ram has become the State Senator of Vermont USA.

“She was sworn in on January 6 and wore shalwar kameez during the swearing-in ceremony “Good luck for your endeavors, Kesha!” added the US Consulate General.

Ram responded to the US Consulate General Lahore’s tweet and said “someone told her when she came to Vermont that people in Lahore said prayers for her great great grandfather daily. “I didn’t understand his impact, particularly in healthcare and women’s education, until that day. Thank you all for helping me understand his legacy so I can continue it.”

Kesha is the great-great-granddaughter of an Indian civil engineer, the founder of modern Lahore architect, and a philanthropist, Rai Bahadur Sir Ganga Ram.

He is also well-known for building a network of health infrastructures in India and Pakistan before partition.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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