Video of foreign guests having food served on banana leaves is not from the G20 meeting in India.


The enjoyment of Indian culture and indigenous cuisine is unique. Many thanks to Modi ji who Even those who eat with these knives and forks have been taught to eat with their straight hands. The foreign guests who came to India for the G20 meeting having food.

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A video clip of foreigners relishing Indian food traditionally served on banana leaves is shared widely to claim that the foreign guests who came to India for the G20 meeting are having their food. In addition to it, the viral post thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the same. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.

The posts in Hindi read as “भारतीय संस्कृति एवं स्वदेशी व्यंजनों का आनंद ही निराला है।मोदी जी को बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद 🙏जिन्होंने| इन छुरी कांटे से खाने वालों को भी सीधे हाथ से भोजन करना सिखा दिया है।यह G20 के बैठक के लिए भारत आये विदेशी अतिथि भोजन करते हुए।

What is the truth?

The viral video is found uploaded on the ‘Tamil Culture Waterloo Region’ Facebook page on 15, January 2023 with the caption “TCA Tamil Thai Pongal Celebration (Tamil Thanksgiving) region of Waterloo politicians, Regional Chair City Mayors, councilors and Police Chief and staff.”

The tweets dated January 2023 by the officials seen in the viral video including Berry Vrbanovic and Tim Louis are also found carrying similar visuals from the viral video mentioning it as ‘Thai Pongal’ celebrations hosted by ‘Tamil Culture Waterloo’ in Canada.

The same video went viral with a different claim that UK PM Rishi Sunak hosted lunch as a part of Pongal celebrations for his staff in Downing Street, London earlier. Youturn fact-checked and published an article on the same.

Read More: Video of foreigners relishing pongal feast was not hosted by the UK PM Rishi Sunak


The video of officials relishing the Indian feast from the Pongal event hosted by ‘Tamil Culture Waterloo’ in Canada is falsely claimed as foreign guests having their food at the G20 meeting in India.

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