Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a 21-day complete lockdown asked everyone to come in the balconies to clap for the real coronavirus heroes fighting against the pandemic.
And in his latest address to the nation bought another task for everyone to come together and light the lamps, mobile flashlights, torches or diyas outside of their houses for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5.
Further, he asked everyone to switch off all the lights in the house during this time to mark solidarity in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
He got support from many Bollywood celebrities who took to social media to appreciate this new initiative and asked everyone to follow the same. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut, Riteish Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Rangoli Chandel, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Kamya Panjabi, Kapil Sharma, and other others participated in the act with full enthusiasm and positivity and also posted the same on various social media platforms.
Anushka Sharma also share the picture on Instagram and captioned it , “I light a diya everyday for many years now. And as I light the diya I seek guidance, asking for the darkness in me to be dispelled. For many days since the turn of the recent events across the world, I have prayed to God to end the suffering of so many who are losing their lives without their families beside them, for the less-fortunate and the needy whose lives have turned upside down completely, for all the healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly & bravely to protect the lives of other beings, for those who are uncertain about their jobs and future. So tonight, I prayed extra for everyone and I lit diyas with the whole of India and we all prayed for each other. Prayers never go in vain.”
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar also shared a picture of herself lighting a lamp and wrote, ” नमस्कार. माननीय प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्रभाई मोदी जी के आवाहन पर आओ सब मिलकर दिया जलाए..”
And like this many others stars posted the pictures on social media to mark up the Solidarity.