- A young Canadian has celebrated his new status of being a citizen of the United States of America.
- The man identified as Pothik Chatterjee said he had arrived the US 20 years ago for undergraduate studies
- He expressed gratitude for the opportunities America availed him and his family in the course of his stay
Pothik Chatterjee is now within the US law to address himself as an American after recently acquiring his United States citizenship.
The Harvard Business School scholar took to Linkedln to celebrate himself with a screaming caption that reads: "Today, I officially became a US citizen."
He attached a photo of himself at the front of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services office, holding the country's flag just as he flaunted the paperwork confirming his citizenship.
Chatterjee revealed that he came to the United States to begin his undergraduate studies in the year 2001.
He went on to shower praises on the country for helping him and his family succeed academically and career-wise.
"Thankful to this country for all the opportunities for my career and education it has provided me and my family.
"I came to this country 20 years ago as a young freshman student starting college in Washington D.C. It has been a journey to this day and I am grateful for every part of it. Excited for the future!"
Fellow Americans and others who came across his celebratory post dropped their reactions.
Victor G, an American welcomed Chatterjee saying:
"Welcome my fellow citizen, no matter if you got it yesterday or were born with it 50+ years ago like myself, my birth citizenship because my parents were born in this country as well, doesn't make me any more of an American than you.
"That's the beauty of a constitutional republic, many seem to forget this, they need to be reminded from time to time!"
Bogomir Kuhar said:
"Good luck with it, thanks for doing it the right way, legally..."
Carol Wilkins reacted:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about a Nigerian man who celebrated becoming British citizen and getting engaged.
Ikeoluwa with the Twitter handle @__tunde got people on the social media platform talking as congratulatory messages poured in for him.
The young man shared two images on Twitter. In one of the images, he could be seen with his citizenship certificate as he posed close to a framed picture of the Queen.