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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Kripya rishta bhej dein..🙏🏼😂

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Bharat mata ki jai❤️. Thanku so much Modi ji for this unforgettable experience 🙏 @narendramodi

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To unity. To togetherness. To us! ✨🙏

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9 pm .. Lego Dia @Cogsnitisheth

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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. 🪔💜✨

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Together, Everything is Possible 🪔🙏🏻 #9Baje9Minutes

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🪔 #9pm9minutes

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And that’s how we Light Up! #InsideOut #9Baje9Minute

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Sharing Old picture from Gurdwara. May Waheguru bless us all 🙏

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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.