Image: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza (P112409PS-0434) [Public domain]
According to a message that is circulating via social media, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has earned first place in ’50 Photos of Loyal Person In the World’ conducted by the White House in the US.
The message, which features a photograph of Manmohan Singh, offers congratulations on the achievement and notes that it is a “proud moment for all of us”.
However, the claims in the message are nonsense. There is no such event as a “50 Photos of Loyal Person In the World’ at the White House. There is no record of such an event on the White House website. Nor is the event described mentioned by any credible website except those that dismiss it as a hoax.
Obviously, Manmohan Singh could not have come first place in an event that never occurred regardless of how much he might deserve such an honour.
The post is reminiscent of another long-circulated message that falsely claims that the Indian National Anthem has been chosen as the best in the world by UNESCO.