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Covid-19: PM Modi urges Indians to switch off lights on Sunday at 9 pm, light candles for 9 minutes

PM Narendra Modi asked all Indians to devote 9 minutes for a symbolic message on the fight against coronavirus.

TAS News Service
April 3, 2020 8:37 am

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday shared a video message with the nation stressing that India is united against the new coronavirus or COVID-19.

“I request you to switch off the lights of your home for nine minutes, at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5. Light a candle, diya (lamp) or mobile flashlight for those nine minutes to show your participation in this fight against the disease,” said the Prime Minister.

“The discipline and sense of service you showed, is unprecedented. The people and administration have tried to make this routine a success. The way you thanked those at the forefront of fight against coronavirus March 22 has set an example for the world,” PM Modi said in a video message.

“Many of you think what a single person can do? How will he/she be able to fight this battle? And how long will you spend your time under lockdown? We are at home, but not alone. We have the strength of 130 crore countrymen with us,” the prime minister said in his 12-minute video message.

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