Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:30:00 GMT | By PTI

First Hindu American Congresswoman takes oath on Bhagavad Gita

Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, the first Hindu ever to be sworn in as a member of the US House of Representatives, also becomes the first ever US lawmaker to have taken oath of office on the sacred Bhagavad Gita


First Hindu American Congresswoman takes oath on Bhagavad Gita (© AFP)

WASHINGTON: Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii has created history by not only becoming the first Hindu ever to be sworn in as a member of the US House of Representatives, but also being the first ever US lawmaker to have taken oath of office on the sacred Bhagavad Gita.

Tulsi, 31, was administered the oath of office by the John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad-Gita because its teachings have inspired me to strive to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country,” Gabbard said after the swearing in ceremony yesterday.

“My Gita has been a tremendous source of inner peace and strength through many tough challenges in life, including being in the midst of death and turmoil while serving our country in the Middle East,” she said explaining the reasons for taking the oath of office on Gita.

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