US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is the first Hindu Congresswoman in American history. She is also a Vaishnava, or devotee of Lord Krishna, and she took her oath of office with the Bhagavad-gita.
In this video, delivered as a message to celebrants of Gita Jayanti in Kurukshetra, India on December 15, 2013, she explains the the importance of the Bhagavad-gita in her life. She also highlights the value of Lord Krishna's message in overcoming the challenges that face modern society, and especially for those seeking knowledge of God and the soul.[ gita-jayanti ] [ kurukshetra ] [ tulsi-gabbard ]