India lights up diyas, candles, mobile flashes at 9 pm for 9 minutes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a brief video message on April 3, 2020, and urged the countrymen to light candles and mobile flashlights on Sunday (April 5, 2020) for 9 minutes at 9 PM to show solidarity in the fight against coronavirus. PM appreciated the discipline shown by 130 crore Indians during the 21-day countrywide lockdown to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic. PM Modi boosted the morale of the countrymen by saying that "no one is alone" in the fight against coronavirus as the strength of 130 crore Indians is with each of us. 

Zee Media Bureau | Apr 05, 2020, 22:56 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a brief video message on April 3, 2020, and urged the countrymen to light candles and mobile flashlights on Sunday (April 5, 2020) for 9 minutes at 9 PM to show solidarity in the fight against coronavirus.

PM appreciated the discipline shown by 130 crore Indians during the 21-day countrywide lockdown to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic. PM Modi boosted the morale of the countrymen by saying that "no one is alone" in the fight against coronavirus as the strength of 130 crore Indians is with each of us. 

"Today, when crores of people are inside homes, then some of us may think about how they will fight this battle against COVID-19 alone. Such questions might come up in your mind? But please remember, none of us is alone. The strength of 130 crores of Indians is with each one of us," said Prime Minister Modi. 

"The way you paid gratitude to people fighting against COVID-19 on March 22, has become a model that is being emulated by other countries. So when the country is fighting such a big battle, one should keep witnessing the power of public as it gives morale, aim, and energy to achieve height and makes the path more clear," he said.

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.

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PM Modi lights up diya

PM Modi lights up diya

Prime Minister lighting up a diya to come in solidarity with 130 crore Indians to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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PM Modi with a diya

PM Modi with a diya

PM Modi leading from the front the initiative of lighting up a diya to fight the coronavirus darkness.

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Uttrakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya

Uttrakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya

Uttrakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya with diyas.

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Man with flash light

Man with flash light

A man comes in support with a phone flashlight.

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Pune goes all-black

Pune goes all-black

Pune city goes all-black to come in solidarity with 130-crore Indians.

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Kid with diyas

Kid with diyas

A girl lights up diyas to come in solidarity of PM Modi's request to come in support to fight the COVID-19.

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Building with diyas, candles

Building with diyas, candles

People in the building decorate it with candles and diyas.

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BJP President JP Nadda

BJP President JP Nadda

BJP President JP Nadda lighting candles and diyas with his family.

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Vice President of India lighting diyas

Vice President of India lighting diyas

Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India lighting diyas and candles with his family. 

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People in Hyderabad

People in Hyderabad

People in Hyderabad lighting up candles in their society keeping social-distancing in mind.

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Society in Hyderabad with candles and diyas

Society in Hyderabad with candles and diyas

A society in Hyderabad with candles and diyas.

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Kids preparing their diyas

Kids preparing their diyas

Kids in Noida prepare their diyas to join the '9 PM 9 minutes' solidarity initiative of PM Modi.

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Kids with diyas

Kids with diyas

Kids in Noida (Uttar Pradesh) get ready with their diyas to light at 9 PM.  

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People prepare their diyas

People prepare their diyas

People in Noida (Uttar Pradesh) have prepared their diyas to light at 9 PM.

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Indian community in Tokyo, Japan

Indian community in Tokyo, Japan

Picture from Tokyo where an Indian family lit up diyas inside their homes.  

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Indian community in Tokyo, Japan

Indian community in Tokyo, Japan

Indian community in Tokyo (Japan) gear up for the '9 PM 9 minute' show to come in solidarity for everyone fighting the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Indian community in Tokyo, Japan

Indian community in Tokyo, Japan

Pictures from Tokyo where the Indian community in Japan lit up diyas at their homes.

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