After PM Modi‘s 9 am request to the nation on Friday, netizens are all geared up to light up candles and diyas on the night of April 5. As per Modi’s new address to the countrymen, people are expected to be present at their balconies, terraces or doors at 9 pm on Sunday to switch off the electricity and light up lamps and candles in an attempt to send out a message of collective unity when India fights coronavirus under lockdown. Also Read - Kejriwal Warns of Action Against Private Hospitals Denying COVID-19 Treatment, Urges Asymptomatic People to Not Test
Now people have taken to Twitter to share their excitement over the PM’s new request. While some are rejoicing that they have received another task when there’s practically nothing to do except sitting inside homes, many also think that PM Modi has made a great decision to ensure unity and harmony. As netizens share memes, funny one-liners while reacting to the ‘9 baje 9 minute’ request, ‘Diwali’ trends on Twitter. Check out these interesting tweets: Also Read - AIIMS PG Entrance Exams 2020: Admit Cards Issued, Download From aiimsexams.org
In his address to the nation through a video message on Friday, Modi said, “This Sunday, 5th April we have to challenge the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to introduce it to the power of light. This Sunday, 5th April we have to challenge the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to introduce it to the power of light. We have to take Mahasankalp (the supreme oath) by 130 crore citizens to new heights. I want your 9 minutes at 9 p.m. on April 5.”
He went to appeal that one should not break the protocol of lockdown and practice social distancing while fulfilling the request. “Switch off every light in the house, reach to your main gate or balcony and light a candle, diya, torch or your mobile’s flash for 9 minutes. We should not cross the ‘Laxman Rekha’ of Social Distancing. It is the only way to break the corona chain. It is my request to you all, we should not go on streets, lanes, and locality during these 9 minutes. We have to complete the task at our gates or balcony,” he said.