9-minute Diwali on April 5! PM Modi asks people to light candles

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​Candle-light vigil
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​Candle-light vigil

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a nine-minute candlelight vigil on April 5 as a means to dispel the darkness spread by the coronavirus pandemic. He asked people to switch off the lights at their homes and light a candle or a diya at their doorstep or in the balcony at 9 pm on Sunday.

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​Dispel the darkness
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​Dispel the darkness

The light will make the darkness spread by coronavirus pandemic fade away as 1.3 billion countrymen fight the virus together. He said we have to inspire hope for the poor who are the most severely affected by the lockdown.

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​Inspiration to others
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​Inspiration to others

The applause offered by 1.3 billion people during Janata curfew to the frontline warriors inspired other nations to do the same for their healthcare workers, police, and others who are fighting the virus and keeping the essential supplies working.

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​Praise for all
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​Praise for all

The Prime Minister said that the effective implementation of lockdown restrictions have shown that we are united against any challenge. Both the people of this country and the state authorities have worked in unison to make sure that the lockdown is a success.

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​Social distancing

The Prime Minister cautioned that we have to light up lamps and dispel the darkness only within our homes and not by stepping outside. Social distancing is the only effective tool to counter the spread of the virus.

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