Lockdown Day 10: PM Modi urges countrymen to light up diyas, candles on April 5

PM quoted in Sanskrit, “उत्साहो बलवान् आर्य, न अस्ति उत्साह परम् बलम्। स उत्साहस्य लोकेषु, न किंचित् अपि दुर्लभम्॥“(this means that there is no greater force in the world than our enthusiasm, our fighting power.)

New Delhi, April 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the countrymen to show solidarity against the coronavirus pandemic on April 5 on Sunday at 9 pm for nine minutes by lighting up candles, diyas, flashlight of mobile phones or torch light at your doorsteps, balcony and rooftops, but yes, do not forget to switch off lights of your house.

He told that the purpose of light festival is to make people realize no one is alone in their homes amid lockdown and also to dispel the darkness spread by the COVID-19 and give hope to the poor who are the most affected by the lockdown.

In a video message on Friday morning, Prime Minister Modi said that on Sunday, April 5, at nine o’clock in the night, all the lights of the house should be switched off, lighting candles, torches and mobile flash lights from the windows and doors of the house.

PM cleared that during this time we do not have to come out of our houses nor unite in one place. You have to light up only by standing on the windows and doors of your houses.

The Prime Minister said that in the Indian tradition, Janata Janardhana is considered to be God.

He said, “Let us resolve in our mind that we are not alone, no one is alone. 130 crore countrymen are determined with one objective to defeat COVID-19. ”

During this, the Prime Minister cited the example of Jan 22 of ‘Janta Curfew’, said that the countrymen had set an example on that day by applauding our frontline warriors that inspired other nations as well.

At the end of his message, the Prime Minister quoted a Sanskrit lines, “उत्साहो बलवान् आर्य, न अस्ति उत्साह परम् बलम्। स उत्साहस्य लोकेषु, न किंचित् अपि दुर्लभम्॥“(this means that there is no greater force in the world than our enthusiasm, our fighting power.)

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