Indian Origin New Zealand MP took Oath in Sanskrit

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New Zealand MP took Oath in Sanskrit
New Zealand MP took Oath in Sanskrit

Dr. Gaurav Sharma, who was elected to New Zealand’s parliament took an oath in Sanskrit in the country’s Parliament.

He originally hails from the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh was recently elected as the Member of Parliament from the Labour Party for Hamilton West in New Zealand.

India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, Muktesh Pardeshi said on Twitter that Sharma took oath first in “New Zealand’s indigenous Maori language, followed by India’s classical language – Sanskrit, showing deep respect for cultural traditions of both India and New Zealand.”

He did his MBBS from Auckland and MBA from Washington and is currently working as a General Practitioner in Nawton, Hamilton. 

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