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.”
Welcome to Varun Ghosh, our newest Senator from Western Australia.
Senator Ghosh is the first ever Australian Senator sworn in on the Bhagavad Gita.
I have often said, when you’re the first at something, you’ve got to make sure you’re not the last. pic.twitter.com/kTLUZsx0iX
— Senator Penny Wong (@SenatorWong) February 6, 2024