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Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu to take oath on Bhagwad Gita for US House of Representative
THE FIRST thirty one years of Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to ever became an elected member of the US House of Representatives, had an eventful life and she saw to it, that it remained interesting.

SHE NOT only became the first Hindu be elected in the US House but during the swearing in ceremony she took the oath of the office on the Hindu holy book, Bhagwad Gita.

Talking as to why she chose the Bhagwad Gita, Gobbard says, “I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagwad 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.”

Born from a Hindu mother and a Catholic Lector father, Gobbard was religiously conscious from a young age. According to a report in The Times of India, the holy book Bhagwat Gita gives her 'inner peace strength.'

Her family moved to Hawaii in 1983 and she was born in Leloala and is the fourth child out of her five siblings. She was always focused in her career and at the age of 21 she became the youngest woman to in the United States to be elected to a state legislature. Just three years after that, at 23, she became the state's first elected official to voluntarily resign to go to war. At 28, she was the first woman to be presented with an award by the Kuwait Army National Guard.

It is quite clear that she loves doing things first and so far things have worked her way. She has quite a number of strong political views such as contraceptives should be made accessible to women and that women should be allowed to serve in units that engage in close combat. She was married to Eduardo Tamayo but divorced on June 5, 2006.

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