Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on April 3, requested Indians to switch off all the lights at their home, amid coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The Prime Minister urged all the citizens across the country to light diyas, candles and flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm. As India now has around 4,298 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 118 deaths, the event came forward as an attempt to unite the country amid bleak times.
The appeal was followed by a large number of Indians, who came out and did their bit in defying the fear of coronavirus. Netizens took to Twitter to share the images of their diyas and candles. Twitter was ignited with citizens standing strong and united amid these dark times. Many celebrities from the sports and Bollywood industry also came forward to stand together, united with all the Indians.
My family & I thank the selfless #SanitationWarriors cleaning our surroundings & hospitals, disinfecting affected areas & thus keeping the virus at bay. Let’s also reignite our pledge to take care of our elders, the most vulnerable - by ensuring their physical & mental wellness. pic.twitter.com/tTheS9oO4I— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 5, 2020
Sending out our love and light to the World and standing with #India and it's symbolic representation of faith, hope, spirit of unity and positivity!❤️— Richa Sharma (@RakishRicha) April 6, 2020
Lit 9 diays at 9pm for 9 minutes!✨@i_Sumant @narendramodi @PMOIndia #GoCoronaGo #9pm9minutes #COVID19 #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/Pk8nOtoBZZ