Millions across India answered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to switch off the lights of their homes and hold candles, lamps and mobile flashlights in a show of solidarity amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
In his address to the nation on April 3, PM Modi had urged the citizens of India to comes together and join the #9pm9minute initiative which, he said, was an act to illuminate the common purpose we are all fighting for, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc across the world.
PM Modi tweeted his photographs with a lamp.
India skipper Virat Kohli shared a picture with his wife Anushka Sharma on Twitter, saying, “A prayer in unity does make a difference. Pray for every being and stand together.”
Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to share a picture with his family.
President Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted their photos.
As of Sunday evening, the number of coronavirus cases in India has gone past 3,500 while the death toll has exceeded 70. Across the world, more than 12 lakh people have been infected by the virus while over 66,000 have died.
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