Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Indian-Origin New Zealand MP Dr Gaurav Sharma, who created historical past by turning into the primary parliamentarian of Indian origin within the south Pacific nation to take oath in Sanskrit. Addressing the nation within the 71st version of his month-to-month radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi mentioned, “One piece of reports might need caught your consideration. Newly-elected MP in New Zealand Dr Gaurav Sharma took the oath of workplace in one of many historical languages of the world – Sanskrit. The dissemination of Indian tradition on a part of an Indian fills us with satisfaction.”
“By the medium of Mann Ki Baat, I prolong finest needs to Gaurav Sharma ji. All of us want he attains newer achievements within the service of the folks of New Zealand,” he mentioned.
Dr Sharma, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, was just lately elected as an MP of Labour Celebration in New Zealand. A physician by occupation, he received Hamilton West by defeating Tim Macindoe of the Nationwide Celebration by 4,386 votes. Earlier than that, he had unsuccessfully fought elections in 2017.
Earlier, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur additionally congratulated New Zealand’s newly-elected Member of Parliament.
“Dr. Gaurav Sharma, the newly elected MP in New Zealand, who belongs to Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh, made your complete state and India proud by taking oath in Sanskrit language. You might have impressed everybody by showcasing the true values of India’s tradition and identification,” the Chief Minister mentioned in a tweet.