US NRI Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called for active duty

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu elected to the US House of Representatives, has been called for active duty by the Hawaii Army National Guard for which she is a reservist, to support their assistance to Hawaii County's response to the ongoing Kilauea lava flow that is the result of the volcanic eruption in her native Hawaii. Gabbard, 33, who is seeking re-election will begin her active duty immediately as she joins some 80 National Guard soldiers and airmen already on the ground. She serves as a Military Police Captain in the Hawaii Army National Guard. The term of her duty has not been determined, while her offices in Hawaii and Washington DC will remain open and serve her constituents during this period. Gabbard was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 2012. As a strong advocate of India US relations, she has been endorsed by the Hindu American Political Action Committee. She met PM Narendra Modi in New York and presented him with a copy of the holy Gita on which she had taken her Congressional oath in 2013.