New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to all citizens, ‘I am asking something from you all, come out of the darkness spread by the Coronavirus, and I need 9 minutes of your time on Sunday night, 5th April. Light wax candles, diyas, torches or mobile flashlights for nine minutes on Sunday night from 9 pm from your balconies, doors or windows. We will show the glory of light to the darkness caused due to the Coronavirus crisis.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi connected with the citizens of the country through a video message on Friday, at 9 in the morning. At the time, Prime Minister Modi appealed to the citizens to light wax candles, diyas, torches or mobile flashlights from their balconies, doors and windows on Sunday night. ‘Every Indian citizen will hold one light, and we will experience the superpower of light. In that light, in that lustre, in that radiance, let us resolve in our minds that we are not alone, that no one is alone,’ the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister underscored that ‘Let everyone see the collective power of the people of India, in facing the Coronavirus crisis. Indians are committed, through a common resolve.’ At the same time, he pinpointed not to repeat the mistakes made during the Janata curfew and observe Social Distancing. ‘Please don’t crowd at any place. This is the only way to break the chain of the Coronavirus.
Some people had gathered while sounding bells on the day of Janata curfew and Prime Minister Modi was referring to the actions from that day.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister held discussions with Chief Ministers of all the states through video conferencing on Thursday. ‘The lockdown will end on 15th April, but the war on Coronavirus does not end there. The battle has just begun, and efforts for Social Distancing have to continue. The states will have to plan and ensure that the citizens do not gather on the roads. The restrictions on the movement of people need to be withdrawn in phases in all states,’ the Prime Minister suggested the states pay attention to all such details.