FACT CHECK: Surya Namaskar, a Mongolian event, was passed off as the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

Surya Namaskar’s (sun salutation) video has gone popular on social media, with the allegation that it was performed at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony.


According to the announcement, the minute-long video shows performers wearing tricolour-coordinated clothing doing Surya Namaskar, a 12-yoga-posture routine.


This video was shared on Facebook with the description “Surya Namaskar@ Olympics” by several users. Dress Code for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, with our National Flag” The Anti-Fake News War Room (AFWA) of India Today has determined that the viral video is from Mongolia, not the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. On May 17, 2015, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mongolia, the Art of Living Foundation hosted a group welcome at the Buyant Ukhaa Stadium in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where Surya Namaskar was presented.


The versions of the postings that have been archived may be seen here and here. It is uncovered an expanded version of the viral video from PM Modi’s YouTube channel using Invid and reverses image search. On May 17, 2015, this video was published.


“The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at the Community Welcoming and Yoga Event, presented by “Art of Living,” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on May 17, 2015.” says the entire interpretation. The Surya Namaskar routine may be seen around 5.31 minutes in the YouTube video.


This section of the lengthier movie was used to create the viral video. In 2015, Prime Minister Modi travelled to Mongolia to strengthen ties between the two countries. During this visit, the Art of Living Foundation in Mongolia put on a lively presentation for the Prime Minister. On the very same day, the Ministry of External Affairs tweeted more about the event. India and Mongolia are united in essence, and now also via Yoga. PM @narendramodi attends Art of Living’s performance on 17th of May, 2015

2020 OLYMPICS IN TOKYO On July 23, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony. India had 19 athletes participate in the opening ceremony to represent the country. Declare At the Tokyo Olympics’ inauguration ceremony, Japanese artists wore Indian tricolour-coordinated outfits and performed Surya Namaskar.



Mongolia is the source of the viral video, not Tokyo 2020. On May 17, 2015, during PM Modi’s visit to Mongolia, a group reception was held, and Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) was performed.

Therefore, this viral video and news are totally fake. It is suggested to ignore these kinds of irrelevant sort of news.

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