Hindus laud Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister for taking Oath of Office on Bhagavad-Gita

via http://sify.com/news/hindus-laud-trinidad-and-tobago-prime-minister-for-taking-oath-of-office-on-bhagavad-gita-news-international-kg2sOebaeib.html published on July 7, 2010

Hindus have applauded Kamla Persad-Bisssessar, recently elected first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, for taking the Oath of Office on ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord).

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commending Persad-Bisssessar, 58, for this act, urged other politicians also to do the same.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that as Bhagavad-Gita talked about endeavoring constantly to serve the world’s welfare without any thought of personal gain, it should be the treatise for all the politicians and rulers of the world.

Rajan Zed pointed out that Bhagavad-Gita also told us about selfless action and selfless service, always keeping focus on welfare of others and be guided by compassion in our work.

Oath of Office to Persad-Bisssessar was administered by His Excellency President George Maxwell Richards in a ceremony at Knowsley (Port of Spain). Said to be settled at least 7,000 years ago, dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in southern Caribbean, heavily influenced by petroleum industry, is known for Carnival, mesmerizing beaches and calypso music. (ANI)

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