After Prime Minister Modi’s appeal to the entire nation of switching off their lights and lighting a diya amid the coronavirus outbreak, the nation came together and showed unity and solidarity and India saw millions of candles being lit as per PM’s request. Also Read - 9 Minute, 9 PM: Netizens Light Earthen Lamps, Candles, Burst Crackers, Trend #9baje9minute
Several Bollywood celebs such as Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Kartik Aaryan, Alia Bhatt, Diana Penty took to Instagram to share their photos in which the are seen posing with a diya or a candle.
Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan shared a photo with a candle. Together, Everything is Possible,” Kartik captioned the photo.
Anushka Sharma also shared a beautiful photo with a diya and wrote, ”
“I light a diya everyday for many years now. And as I light the diya I seek guidance, asking for the darkness in me to be dispelled. For many days since the turn of the recent events across the world, I have prayed to God to end the suffering of so many who are losing their lives without their families beside them, for the less-fortunate and the needy whose lives have turned upside down completely, for all the healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly & bravely to protect the lives of other beings, for those who are uncertain about their jobs and future. So tonight, I prayed extra for everyone and I lit diyas with the whole of India and we all prayed for each other. Prayers never go in vain.”
Akshay Kumar wrote, ““Together we stand and together we will come out of this dark phase. Till then stay strong, stay safe.”