New Delhi: After lighting up lamps with a host of union ministers at their respective houses, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said by lighting lamps and candles and turning off their lights, the people of this country have shown solidarity in the fight against coronavirus. Also Read - People in Delhi Rush to Buy Diyas Ahead of 9 PM 9 Minutes Event
He said it was a small action which carried a big message of unity in the country. “Salute to PM Shri Narendra Modi ji. Desh ko chhote ‘action’ se diya ye bada ‘message’. Desh ki unity ko mazboot karne wala ye kadam hai. Long live India (Salute to PM Narendra Modi. This small action has given a big message. It is a step to strengthen the nation’s unity. Long Live India),” he tweeted. Also Read - 9 PM, 9-Minute: India Gears up For 'Diya Jalao' Challenge; PM Modi, Shah Remind Citizens to Turn Off Lights Tonight
On the other hand, BJP president JP Nadda said the entire country lighted lamps in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call, which shows that all Indians are united in the battle against novel coronavirus. Also Read - 'Aao, Phir se Diya Jalaein', PM Modi Shares Vajpayee's Iconic Poem Day After '9-Minute Blackout' Call
On Sunday night, the BJP president lit the lamps with his family members at his official residence and said the gesture will strengthen the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
People across the country lighted lamps following the clarion call made by Modi, Nadda said, adding it will boost the morale of the society at large in its battle against COVID-19.
Following PM Modi’s call, millions of citizens across the country switched off lights at their homes and lit candles, diyas or turned on mobile phone torches to show the nation’s collective resolve and solidarity in its fight against coronavirus.