Indian-Born Lawyer Makes History in Australian Parliament, Takes Oath on Bhagavad Gita

Perth, Western Australia: Barrister Varun Ghosh etched his name in Australian history on Tuesday, becoming the first India-born Member of Parliament to be sworn in on the Bhagavad Gita. Hailing from Western Australia, Ghosh was appointed as a Senator after receiving bipartisan support from both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.

Ghosh’s oath-taking ceremony, marked by the sacred Hindu text, resonated with many, garnering warm wishes from various Australian politicians. Foreign Minister Penny Wong extended a heartfelt welcome to the Labor Senate team, stating, “Senator Ghosh is the first-ever Australian Senator sworn in on the Bhagavad Gita. When you’re the first at something, you’ve got to make sure you’re not the last.”

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