India to switch off lights and turn on candles tonight to fight against Covid-19

Sun Online Desk

5th April, 2020 03:49:23 printer

India to switch off lights and turn on candles tonight to fight against Covid-19

As the 21-day-lockdown enters its 11th day on Sunday, India will turn off its lights at 9 pm for 9 minutes and light up candles or diyas, on the appeal of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Friday asked the citizens of the nation to switch off lights in their houses and light candles or diyas on April 5 at 9 pm for nine minutes to dispel the darkness and gloom brought by the outbreak of the deadly novel Coronavirus.

PM Modi today once again took to Twitter to remind the nation about 9 minutes at 9 pm tonight, to switch off lights and turn on diyas, candles or mobile phone flashlights as a gesture of solidarity of the citizens towards the fight against Coronavirus.

In his 11-minute video message to the people on Friday, the PM termed it as an attempt to show coronavirus, the strength of Indian unity and ‘light’.

 

 


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