New Delhi: As the clock struck 5 on Sunday evening, people came out in large numbers in their balconies to thank coronavirus fighters and tried to boost their morale by clapping, drumming utensils and ringing bells. It was an initiative proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to show gratitude to health professionals, police, defence forces and guards who are working day and night in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Like all of us, Bollywood celebrities too came out to their balconies to express gratitude to the unsung warriors.
Pictures and videos of celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar taking part in the initiative have been shared on social media and they are every bit inspiring.
Take a look at how Bollywood united to thank coronavirus fighters by clapping and ringing bells:
5 mins at 5 pm : With my neighbours taking a moment to appreciate those who do not have this luxury of staying at home and working tirelessly to keep us safe. Thank you to all the essential service providers for your selfless work #JanataCurfew #BreakCorona @my_bmc #MumbaiPolice @hrithikroshan #SajidNadiadwala
From us to all the real heroes- the medics, doctors, nurses, volunteers, police, the government and everyone who’s being responsible and staying back Home ensuring safety of themselves, their families and others... we are in it together- stronger and healthier! #gratitude #IndiaFightsCorona
That’s our family celebrating the unity of spirit and resilience...today we also show tremendous gratitude to all members of the medical fraternity who have tirelessly and relentlessly worked towards healing the infected and protecting thousands of people from this dreaded virus ....#indiafightscorona
Later, elated over the thunderous response, PM Modi tweeted to thank everyone for their initiative but urged everyone to practice social distancing, which is the need of the hour.
(Social Distancing) । #JantaCurfew
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 22, 2020
India observed 'Janata Curfew' on March 22 in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed seven lives so far here. The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 341 on Sunday.