A video showing a few men and women enjoying a traditional Pongal meal in banana leaf went viral recently. It was claimed that the video was of Ponfal feast UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hosted for his office staff.
The video showed men and women sitting in a row eating idli, chutney and other Indian dishes. While some used spoons, others were seens using hands.
But a few netizens raised questions over the authenticity of the video and the claim. Later, it was revealed that UK PM Rishi Sunak did not host any such feast and the video was actually from an event organised by the Tamil Cultural Association, Waterloo, Canada. The men and women in uniform seen in the said video were from the police force, reports said.
Rishi Sunak, in a video message, wished people on the occasion of Pongal.
"I want to send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Thai Pongal this weekend. I know how much this festival means to families across the country. Let me wish everyone here and around the world health, happiness and prosperity this Thai Pongal," he said.
Rishi Sunak scripted history after he was declared Britain's first-ever Indian-origin Prime Minister on October 24. Sunak is Britain's 57th Prime Minister.
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