PM Modi says, Light Diyas, Candles at 9 pm on 5 April for 9
PM MODI SAYS: On the 10th day of nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 Crises our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Today PMO office shared a video message and urged all Indians to switch off all lights, 5 April at 9 pm for 9 minutes and light a candle or diya in their doorways or balconies.
He says “I request all of of you to turn off all the lights of your house on 5 April at 9 PM for 9 minutes, and just light a candle, ‘diya’, or mobile’s flashlight, to mark our fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus),”.
He however urged citizens against gathering in groups on streets and localities while lighting diyas on Sunday (05/04).
“The way you paid gratitude to people fighting against coronavirus on 22 March has become a model that is being emulated by other countries. Janata curfew and ringing of bells, clanging utensils, made the country aware of its unity amid this challenging time,” the prime minister added.
Speaking on people’s anxiety amid the lockdown. PM Modi said that “none of us are alone” and that 130 crore Indians are together in the fight against the pandemic.
Message in Short
“Today when crores of people are inside homes, then some of us may think how will they fight this battle against COVID-19 alone. Such questions might come up in your mind. But please remember, none of us is alone. The Power of 130 cr of Indians is with each one of us,” he said.
Earlier on yesterday, the prime minister held a meeting with chief ministers of various states via video-conferencing, saying that state governments and the Centre must formulate a common exit strategy to ensure the staggered re-emergence of population once the lockdown ends.
Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were also present on call. This was the second time PM Modi spoke to the chief ministers on the pandemic.
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