Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to gather together for a unique exercise on April 5 at 9 pm to show they were together in the fight against coronavirus. He has asked the citizens to switch off lights for nine minutes and light candles and diyas instead.
Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “New task is here! Yay yay yayy!!!”
Reacting to the same, actor Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “New task is here! Yay yay yayy!!!” Her tweet received more than 1.3K replied in under an hour, most of which are trolling her for her reaction. On the other hand, Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel welcomed the new initiative. Lyricist Prasoon Joshi tweeted a poem in Hindi about light to welcome the PM’s idea.
On this Sunday, April 5, we will challenge the darkness of coronavirus threat together: PM Modi
The PM said in his address, “On this Sunday, April 5, we will challenge the darkness of coronavirus threat together. On April 5, at 9 pm, I need your 9 minutes. At 9 pm, turn off all the lights in your houses and light a Diya, candle, torch or flashlight for 9 minutes at your doors, or balcony.” The Prime Minister further said that this will send out a message that nobody among the 130 crore Indians is alone in this fight against the deadly infection. He also advised people to do so from within their houses or balconies while practising social distancing.