On April 5 at 9 pm, Switch off lights and lit up candles or diyas for nine minutes: PM Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the nation via a video message and praised the citizens for their strong stand against the coronavirus during the lockdown.
He asked people to show the world that how 130 crore Indians can stand strong united against anything. PM Modi urged the citizens to switch off their lights on April 5 (Sunday) at 9 PM and lit up candles, diyas or mobile flash lights on their house balconies and gates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also thanked the countrymen for showing "unprecedented discipline" and "sense of service" by following the COVID-19 lockdown.
"My dear countrymen, this is the 9th day of nationwide lockdown against corona global epidemic today. During this time, all of you showed precedented discipline and a sense of service. That's phenomenal," said Prime Minister Modi in a video message to the nation. He expressed gratitude towards countrymen for participating in 'Janata curfew' on March 22 and said it has become "an example for all countries" today as they are following it.
In his address to the nation on March 24, the Prime Minister had announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, which has infected over 2,000 people in the country.