A few days ago, social media platforms witnessed a unique claim that a US-based company had introduced a car named after the revered Hindu deity Lord Shri “Ram.” Misinformation gained traction as social media accounts propagated the notion and the fake news spread like fire. The Twitter account of a Hindu Right-Wing activist ‘@INDVivekPandey_‘ was particularly active in spreading this information. Nevertheless, this claim lacked any factual evidence or basis.
On digging further we found out that in reality, the company behind this car is “RAM Trucks,” and the term “Ram” in their context refers to a bighorn male sheep, not the deity from Hindu mythology. It’s important to clarify that the company adopted “RAM” as both its logo and brand name. This choice was inspired by the strength, ruggedness, and agility associated with the bighorn sheep, qualities that align with their line of trucks. Moreover, the company has used the word ‘RAM’ to represent its series of cars and trucks. The company’s intention was not to reference or pay homage to the Hindu god Lord Shree Ram. These bighorn sheep are species of sheep native to North America, the same geographical location in which the company is established. The misuse of such claims by self-proclaimed social activists only serves to tarnish the legacy of Lord Shree Ram and perpetuate falsehoods.
Our team conducted a comprehensive and in-depth analysis and fact-checked the claim, and the corresponding Twitter thread is embedded below. Moreover the link of the company ‘RAM’ has been also provided, for more details one can refer to it.
CLAIM: US-based company launched a car in the name of Hindu deity Lord Shri Ram.
FACT: The Company RAM is named after a bighorn male sheep which has nothing to do with Hindu God Shri Ram.
In our pursuit of accurate and unbiased information, we’ve diligently fact-checked the claims surrounding the incident. Misinformation can sow discord and disrupt communal harmony. Your support matters greatly in our mission to foster an informed and united society. Together, let’s strive to make India and Indians proud, upholding truth and unity. Jai Hind.