India to light up lamps, candles, mobile flashlights at 9 PM IST today to show solidarity in fight against coronavirus

indica News Service

India will switch off the lights for 9 minutes at 9 PM today (Sunday) and will light up lamps, candles, mobile flashlights to display the nation’s collective spirit.

PM Modi appealed to the nation on Friday to display solidarity and burn diyas, torches, mobile flashlights and candles to dispel the darkness of coronavirus.

The PM emphasized on maintaining the social distance while lighting up their homes with candles and diyas. He said that the people should remain in their homes while doing so and this can be done on entrance doors, balconies or windows. 

It can be noted in this context that the PM had earlier called for a Janta Curfew on March 22nd and ring bells or bang utensils to show their gratitude to those working on the front-lines. PM said that people may be feeling a sense of loneliness while in the lock-down period but they have to realise that they are not alone in the battle against the coronavirus and there is a collective strength of 130 crore Indians.

“In that brightness we should resolve that we are not alone. Nobody is alone,” Modi said.

As per the Prime Minister, the people need to show “greatness, majesty and divinity” from time to time.

PM Modi said: “In this darkness spread by the coronavirus pandemic, we must continuously progress towards light and hope. We must continuously strive to take those of us most affected, our poor brothers and sisters, from disappointment to hope. We must end the darkness and uncertainty emanating from the crisis, by progressing towards light and certainty.” 

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