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Sunita Williams, Tulsi Gabbard to speak at Haryana government’s international event on Gita

Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams

Chandigarh, Oct 12 (UITV)- Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams and noted US politician Tulsi Gabbard have been invited to speak at an international seminar on the relevance of Bhagvad Gita in Modern life, organized by Haryana government on December 9.

The grand event is part of the five day international Gita Mahotsava being held in Kurukshetra that will be inaugurated by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Dec. 6. A number of cultural performances, art shows, literary events and festivities would mark the celebration up to December 10.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the Gita Mahotsava is being celebrated to take the eternal message of the holy book to the world stage.

A state government official said many famous scholars and lovers of Gita from all walks of life, like Sunita Williams, who is known to carry a copy of Gita during her stay in space, have been invited to attend the seminar.

Tulsi Gabbard, from Hawaii had made history in 2013 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 Bhagvat Gita.