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Narendra Modi gets Gita as gift from US lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard

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.

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. (Source: PTI)

Gabbard, a 33-year-old US Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii, called on the Prime Minister at his hotel. She presented to the Prime Minister a copy of Gita, which she had placed in her hand when she took oath while being sworn in to the US House of Representative.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted with a garland by Member of House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard during a meeting in New York on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

"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. (Source: PTI)

"It is said that the greatest gift you can give someone is that which is of the greatest value to you, because it is a personal sacrifice to give up something which is very dear to you. So my presenting of my personal Bhagavad Gita to the Prime Minister was my way of expressing just how deep my affection and love is for India, for the Prime Minister, and for the people of India who he represents," she added. (Source: PTI)

Gabbard was also present at the Madison Square reception hosted by Indian-Americans for Modi. "It was great to hear his message of peace and friendship at his address to an energised crowd at New York's renowned Madison Square Garden," she said after Modi's address to NRIs. (Source: PTI)

Visitors to Madison Square Garden make their way through the building to see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (Source: PTI)

Visitors to Madison Square Garden shuffle along in line outside the building to see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (Source: PTI)

Supporters of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi fill Madison Square Garden before a reception by the Indian community in honor of Modi's visit to the United States on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (Source: PTI)

Dancers with an Indian cultural group perform outside Madison Square Garden in preparation for an appearance by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (Source: PTI)

Traditional Rajasthani dancers perform during a reception by the Indian community in honor of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (Source: PTI)

Artists perform during a reception organised in the honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Traditional Gujarati dancers perform during a reception by the Indian community in honor of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (Source: PTI)

Singer Kavitha Krishnamurthy performs as a painter makes a portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a reception organised in his honour by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. (SOurce: PTI)

: Supporters cheer during a reception organised in the honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

A painter carries Prime Minister Narendra Modi's portrait after making it in front of the crowd during a reception organised by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at crowd during a reception organised in his honour by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Supporters wave an Indian flag as Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to address during a reception organised in his honour by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden. (Source: PTI)