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 The First Indian-Origin lawmaker from  Australia to take oath on  Bhagavad Gita 

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Indo-origin Daniel Mookhey, became the  first politician in Australia  sworned  on Bhagavad Gita when he took oath in New South Wales parliament. Mr Mookhey was elected by the Labor to replace Steve Whan in the New South Wales Upper House, making him the states first politician of Indian origin.

  • Mr Mookhey said he felt  honoured and humbled to become the first Austalian politician to take oath of allegiance on Gita.
  • He said that it was possible because Australia is open and welcoming and further said that Gita is one of the worlds great religious text along with Bible, Quran
  • He also felt proud about growing up in western Sydney and felt it was a mark of respect to the people who had helped him to this present position.
  • He also hoped that his time in Upper House will be productive in nature .
  • Mookhey’s parents were originally from Punjab,India and later migrated to Australia.
  • Mookhey was born in Blacktown suburb and he has 3 universities degrees.
  • He is presently working as consultant to unions,charities etc.

On Daniel Mookhey

  • He is an Indo-Australian politician.
  • He has been Labor member of NSW Legislative Council .

Some facts and figures about NSW

  • It is a state on the east coast of Australia.
  • It borders Queensland in the north,Victoria in south, South Australia to the west and  Tasman Sea to the east and surrounds the whole of ACT.
  • Sydney is the capital of NSW and  NSW is the most populous state in Australia.
  • NSW Was established as a colony in 26th Jan 1788 but it became state in 1st Jan 1901.
  • NSW total area is ,809,444 sqkm

Some information on Bhagavad Gita

  • Bhagavad Gita is 700- verse  Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is a part of Mahabarata.
  • Gita is a part of Prasthanatrayi that also includes Upanishads and  Brahma sutras.
  • It is widely read and revered religious text in the world.
  • It was compiled by sage Veda Vyasa on the banks of river Saraswati in Haryana.
  • Bhagavad Gita describes gist of life and karma of individuals.
  • Lord Krishna, a  avatar of Lord Vishnu narrated Gita to Arjuna .
  • It shows how people can understand god and thus free themselves from Karma.