Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to light earthen lamps, candles or switch on the mobile phone’s flashlight tonight at 9 pm for 9 minutes in order to show solidarity to end the ‘darkness’ of the pandemic novel coronavirus. Indians around the nation have light up diyas and candles bringing the mood of Diwali in the month of April. Also Read - People in Delhi Rush to Buy Diyas Ahead of 9 PM 9 Minutes Event
Netizens soon started sharing the pictures and videos from the 9-minutes-9-pm challenge. Not only did they light lamps and candles but many came out on the roads to burst crackers and many chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Har Har Mahadev’. Also Read - Ahead of 9-Minute-9-PM Challenge, Netizens Flood Internet With Hilarious Memes
The buildings were lighted up with diyas and candles as everyone switch off all the lights. Also Read - 9 PM, 9-Minute: India Gears up For 'Diya Jalao' Challenge; PM Modi, Shah Remind Citizens to Turn Off Lights Tonight
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Earlier today, PM Modi and Home Minister took to Twitter to remind citizens to switch off the lights for 9 minutes and 9 pm. While Modi tweeted, “9pm-9 minutes”, Amit Shah wrote, “tonight at 9 o’clock nine minutes”.
Earlier on April 3, the Prime Minister had urged 130 crore to light lamps, candles or flash mobile or torch light for nine minutes at their homes from 9 pm on Sunday to display the country’s “collective resolve” to defeat the coronavirus.