Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu Congresswoman in the United States, presented a copy of the Bhagwad Gita to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday when she met with the latter at his hotel.
The two discussed about Prime Minister Modi’s proposal at the United Nations General Assembly of launching an International Day of Yoga. Gabbard told Modi that she was a practitioner of Yoga and was very interested in the proposal and also assured him that she would try to do her best to support and further this proposal.
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Modi also invited the Hawaii representative to visit India, which she has not visited yet.
Officials said that Gabbard, a great supporter of India who has interest in defence-related matters, discussed her approach towards the topic as well as international cooperation in terms of working against common threats posed through terror.
Image: US Congressman gifts Prime Minister Narendra Modi a copy of the Bhagwad Gita. Photograph: MEA/Twitter