New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the nation and said that the discipline and spirit of service people displayed during this lockdown period is unprecedented, and embodies the true meaning of both.
PM Modi said that the nation is going through darkness due to coronavirus pandemic and it is the need of the hour to end the darkness and progress towards light.
The Prime Minister has asked to do an exercise in a bid to defeat the darkness created by the pandemic. On April 5, at 9 pm all the electric lights should be switched off and light candles, or diyas, torches or mobile flashlights for 9 minutes.
He said, ” This Sunday, on the 5th of April, we must all together, challenge the darkness spread by the corona crisis, introducing it to the power of light. We must awaken the superpower of 130 crore Indians. We must take the super-resolve of 130 crore Indians to even greater heights.”
“On the 5th of April, on Sunday, I want 9 minutes from all you, at 9PM. Turn off all the lights in your homes, stand at your doors or in you balconies, and light candles or diyas, torches or mobile flashlights for 9 minutes,” PM Modi said.
He also reminded people to not assemble or gather anywhere while participating in this programme.
“Please do not go out on to the roads, lanes or your localities, do it at the doorstep or balconies of your own homes. One must never cross the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ of Social Distancing. Social Distancing should not be breached under any circumstances.This is the only panacea to break the chain of Corona virus,” he said.