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US Lawmaker Gifts Gita to Modi

By: for The Hindu on Oct. 2, 2014
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recieves a copy of the Bhagavad Gita from Member of House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard during a meeting in New York

Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress, gifted her personal copy saying it was a gesture to express her love for India. 

Influential lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York and presented her personal copy of Bhagavad Gita to him, saying it was a gesture to express her love for India. 

Gabbard, a 33-year-old US Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii, called on the Prime Minister at his hotel here. 

She presented to the Prime Minister a copy of Gita, which she had held in her hand when she took oath while being sworn in to the US House of Representative. 

“Gita I gave u I had since child, took shelter of in Mid East war zone duty, took Congressional Oath on,” she tweeted after her meeting with Modi. 

“Today I was very honoured to have the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Modi, where I presented him with a gift of my personal copy of the Bhagavad Gita,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

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