All almost all of India rang with the resounding din of claps and people ringing instruments exactly at 5 pm today (March 22, 2020) for five minutes as people lent support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to show their appreciation to emergency officials who have been working tirelessly in this global pandemic.
Social media is flooded with photos and videos of people who along with their family members and neighbours took part in this clapping initiative with hashtags like #5baje5minute and #clapforourcarers.
The prime minister in his address to the nation had appealed that people stay at home on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm calling the "Janata curfew" as a measure of isolation to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Here are a few tweets shared by enthusiastic people:
-- Priyatosh Dutta (@dutta_priyatosh) March 22, 2020
This one is from Kolkata.
20-30 people of apartment gathered on terrace to stand against Coronavirus.
These things can spoil hours of curfew in single minute.
-- Harshil Mehta hrssil mhtaa (@MehHarshil) March 22, 2020
While this one has been shared from Gujarat.
In a slum, around 100 meters from my apartment, these enthusiastic kids also joined PM @narendramodi's call to #ClapForOurCarers.
Seeing half naked kids running around with thali and shouting with enthusiasm was so emotional, brining tears to the eyes. #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/Nrj0dnWyMy
-- Shubhendu (@BBTheorist) March 22, 2020
Even slum kids show their enthusiasm.
-- karthi Thondamuthur (@karthiabvp) March 22, 2020
People in Hyderabad showing their appreciation to health care workers.
-- Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) March 22, 2020
People in J&K showing their support to Janata curfew.
I was jumping with joy to see the view in my society as a doctor!
We will fight this together as one nation!
-- Akanksha (@Aks_bb13) March 22, 2020
In Mumbai too, people join in the action.
WOAHHH MAN THIS HAS TO BE MY FAVOURITE DAY!!! #GoCorona #JantaCurfew #jantacurfew22march #ThankYouDoctors #ThankYouHealthCareWorkers #CoronavirusPandemic #5baje5minute #clapforourcarers #clapping #ThankYou #SaluteCoronaFighters pic.twitter.com/2Kkl0MZtcx
-- Megha7 (@MegTheDesiArmy) March 22, 2020
People come out to their balconies and show their appreciation.