અમેરિકામાં વસતા દરેક હિંદુ ભારતીયોને એ જાણીને ખુશી થશે કે તાંજેતરમાં ૨૦૧૨ ની અમેરિકાની ચૂંટણીનાં જે પરિણામો જાહેર થયાં એમાં મૂળ ભારતીય વંશનાં અને ચુસ્ત હિંદુ ધર્મ પાળતાં ડેમોક્રેટીક પક્ષનાં Tulsi Gabbard કોંગ્રેસમાં એમના નજીકના હરીફને ૮૧ ટકા કરતાં વધુ મતે હરાવીને ચૂંટાઈ આવ્યાં છે.
Tulsi Gabbard એ જાહેર કર્યું છે કે તેઓ એમના કોંગ્રેસના પદના શપથ હિન્દુઓના પવિત્ર ગ્રન્થ ગીતા ઉપર હાથ મુકીને લેશે .
આ પોસ્ટમાં નીચે અંગ્રેજીમાં જે પરિચય લેખો મુક્યા છે એમાંથી એમનો પરિચય આપને મળશે
વિનોદ વિહાર Tulsi Gabbard ને એમની આ ઝળકતી ફતેહ માટે મુબારકબાદી આપે છે અને કોંગ્રેસમાં એમની ઉજળી
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Tulsi Gabbard નો પરિચય
હ્યુસ્ટન રહેતા મારા મિત્ર શ્રી પ્દ્મકાન્ત્ભાઈ ખંભાતીએ મને ઈ-મેલમાં મોકલેલ અંગ્રેજીમાં Tulsi Gabbard નો પરિચય નીચે
એમના આભાર સાથે નીચે વાંચો,
Us House of Representatives will have first
Hindu Elected in the history,Tulsi Gabbard
She declared that if she is elected she will take the oath in the name of Geeta.
Tulsi Gabbard was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, the fourth of five children of Mike Gabbard, (educator, tennis pro, business owner and current 19th District Hawaii State Senator) and Carol Porter Gabbard (educator and business owner).
In 1983, the family moved to Hawaii, where Tulsi grew up. Tulsi was homeschooled through High school, with the exception of two years spent at an all-girls missionary academy in the Philippines. She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in International Business.]
Gabbard is a Hindu,and follows Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
Her mother embraced Hinduism when Tulsi was a teenager and gave her children Hindu names and raised them as vegetarians.
In July 2004, Gabbard gave up her seat in office to deploy with her Hawaii National Guard unit, volunteering for a 12-month combat tour in Iraq, where she served in a field medical unit.
She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the end of this tour.
તારીખ ૭મી નવેમ્બર,૨૦૧૨ ના IANS/Daily News 2012 માં પ્રસિદ્ધ થયેલ Tulsi Gabbard વિષેનો નીચેનો લેખ પણ વાંચો.
Tulsi Gabbard becomes first Hindu-American in US Congress
While all five Indian-American candidates hoping to enter the US Congress lost out, Tulsi Gabbard today created history by becoming the first Hindu-American to enter the US House of Representatives.
An Iraq war veteran, 31-year-old Gabbard defeated K. Crowley of the Republican Party with a handsome margin in Hawaii’s second Congressional district. Her victory has been cheered by the Hindu-American community across the country.
The heavily Democratic district also elected one of two Buddhists to have ever served in the Congress, Mazie Hirono, who won her seat in 2006 but is now running for the US Senate.
Born in American Samoa to a Catholic father and a Hindu mother, Gabbard moved to Hawaii when she was two. In 2002, at age 21, she was elected to the Hawaii state legislature.
The next year, she joined the Hawaii National Guard, and in 2004 was deployed to Baghdad as a medical operations specialist. After completing officers’ training, she was deployed to Kuwait in 2008 to train the country’s counter-terrorism units.
“Although there are not very many Hindus in Hawaii, I never felt discriminated against. I never really gave it a second thought growing up that any other reality existed, or that it was not the same everywhere,” Gabbard said in a statement soon after she took an unbeatable lead over her Republican challenger.
“On my last trip to the mainland, I met a man who told me that his teenage daughter felt embarrassed about her faith, but after meeting me, she’s no longer feeling that way,” Gabbard said.
“He was so happy that my being elected to Congress would give hope to hundreds and thousands of young Hindus in America, that they can be open about their faith, and even run for office, without fear of being discriminated against or attacked because of their religion,” Gabbard said.
At 21, Gabbard became the youngest person elected to the Hawaii legislature. At 23, she was 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.
(Courtesy –IANS/Daily News 2012 )
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