Sudha Sundari Narayanan, Indian Software Engineer, Sworn In As US Citizen In A White House Event

Sudha Sundari Narayanan

A female software engineer from India and four more immigrants from different countries were sworn-in as American citizens at a ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday. Sudha Sundari Narayanan from India has now become an American citizen and says that she “never dreamed” of something like this, a media report by The New York Times said. President Trump, who welcomed all the developers to the “magnificent nation that is comprised of every race, religion and colour,” said that Narayanan is a “phenomenal success”.  Sudha Sundari Narayanan was born in India and moved to the United States 13 years ago.

Besides Sudha from India, four more people who came from Bolivia, Lebanon, Sudan and Ghana respectively were invited to the White House. During the ceremony, they all stood in a line in the White House to take the oath.

What You Should Know

  • Sudha Sundari Narayanan from India was among the five immigrants sworn in as American citizens in a ceremony organised in the White House.
  • Sudha Sundari Narayanan is a software developer by profession.
  • President Donald Trump welcomed five immigrants to the “magnificent nation”.

Narayanan did not know she was on television

Reacting to the news, Narayanan, 35, said, “I never dreamed that something like this would happen. I’m just a very simple girl trying to get my family running.” She was also quoted saying that she found out that the ceremony aired during the Republican Convention “only when an excited friend called her later that night and told her she was on television,” the report said.

“I was surprised and shocked and excited,” Sudha Sundari Narayanan said.

At the event, Narayanan was bestowed with her Certificate of Citizenship.

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Who is Sudha Sundari Narayanan?

Narayanan moved to the United States in 2007 with her husband. He came on a student visa but Narayanan had to rely on an F2 visa at the time of her travelling.

The couple has two children, both born and raised in the US, and Narayanan is now a permanent residence since 2013. She is also employed in the country. “Sudha is a talented software developer and she and her husband are raising two beautiful, wonderful children ‘the apples of your life”. Thank you very much and congratulations. Fantastic job,” the President said during the ceremony, The Hindu reported.

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