Modi appeals to light candles on 5th April


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 3, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appeals Indians to put off all light in their homes and light candles, diyas, torch or mobile flash lights as a part of country’s fight against corona virus.

In a video message to the nation, he said “On the 5th of April, on Sunday, I want 9 minutes from all you, at 9PM. Listen carefully, on the 5th of April, at 9 PM, turn off all the lights in your homes, stand at your doors or in you balconies, and light candles or diyas, torches or mobile flashlights for 9 minutes.”

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“At that time, if you have turned off all the lights of your homes, and each one of us in all directions has lit a diya; we will experience the superpower of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose we are all fighting for. 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!130 crore Indians are committed, through a common resolve!”, he said.

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Reiterating to maintain social distancing, Modi said “that no one must assemble or gather anywhere while participating in this program.”

He asked people to not go out on to the roads, lanes or your localities, but do it at the doorstep or balconies of their homes.

“Experience the collective resolve, the collective superpower of 130 crore Indians. This will give us the strength to fight, as well as the confidence to win, in this hour of crisis”, he added.


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