New Delhi:5/4/20: An unprecedented solidarity was witnessed across the nation to defeat the menace of COVID-19 when the countrymen switched off the lights of their homes at 9 PM tonight and lightened diyas, candles, torches or mobile flashlights.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal, people across the country came out at balconies and doorsteps of their houses to do the exercise for nine minutes. The illumination reflected the country’s collective resolve to fight Coronavirus.
In the national capital huge enthusiasm was seen in the lighting exercise as it was not less than a Diwali like celebration where people experienced the superpower of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose we fighting for.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the fellow citizens by lighting candles and Diyas.
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal and others also turned off all the lights of their residences and joined the exercise. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and BJP President JP Nadda also lightened earthen lamps.