Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the citizens to challenge coronavirus and show it the power of light. He requested people to turn off the lights in homes for 9 minutes and stand at the balcony with a candle/lamp or a mobile flashlight. He said that "In the darkness spread by the Coronavirus pandemic, we need to resolve to keep moving towards light and hope."
He also said that "Don't go out on the streets. Do it only from the doors or balconies of your house. Keep social-distancing, don't break it under any circumstance." "There is no other force greater than the spirit of our enthusiasm," he added. PM Modi added that "We are all together in the battle against Coronavirus, we must understand the strength of the unit."
He also said that "Today when crores of people are inside homes, then some of us may think how will they fight this battle against coronavirus alone. Such questions might come up in your mind? But please remember, none of us is alone. The strength of 130 crores of Indians is with each one of us."
"The way you paid gratitude to people fighting against COVID-19, on March 22 has become a model that is being emulated by other countries. Janata curfew and ringing of bells/clanging utensils made the country aware of its unity amid this challenging time," he added.