Fact Check: Figure wearing saffron dress in education ministry tableau is not Thiruvalluvar

Social Media Users are claiming that the figure wearing a saffron robe and rudraksha in the Education Ministry tableau is a replica of Thiruvalluvar.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  30 Jan 2022 6:31 AM GMT
Fact Check: Figure wearing saffron dress in education ministry tableau is not Thiruvalluvar

Hyderabad: Social Media Users are claiming that the figure wearing a saffron robe and rudraksha in the Education Ministry tableau is a replica of Thiruvalluvar.

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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

The video of the 2022 Republic Day celebrations released on the YouTube channel of the President of India shows the tableau of the Ministry of Education at 1:23:35. The theme of the tableau was "National Education Policy".

Subhash Sarkar, union minister of state for Education, commented on the parade on his Twitter page:


According to news reports, the Education Ministry's tableau showcased India's rich education history and various aspects surrounding the theme 'Vedas to Metaverse: National Education Policy 2020'. Thiruvalluvar's name does not appear anywhere.

(Source: India Today)

Hence, the claim is false. The figure wearing a saffron dress and rudraksha in the tableau is not Thiruvalluvar. It refers to the Vedic education system.

Claim Review:Thiruvalluvar was seen in a saffron robe, wearing rudraksha and sitting in a sage's robe, on behalf of the Indian Ministry of Education.
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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