New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday joined the nation in expressing solidarity against the coronavirus. He tweeted a series of photos, where he is seen lighting the lamp and standing beside it to symbolize the fight to remove darkness caused by coronavirus.
A Sanskrit verse accompanying the photographs, roughly translated, read, “May the light of this lamp usher in the good, healing and prosperity, may it defeat our enemies”.
शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा ।
शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥ pic.twitter.com/4DeiMsCN11
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 5, 2020
The appeal for “nine minutes of candle-light at 9”, was made by the Prime Minister in a video address earlier this week.
“On April 5, Sunday, at 9 pm, I want 9 minutes from all of you. Turn off all the lights in your homes, stand at your doors or balconies and light candles, diya (lamp) or mobile flashlights for 9 minutes,” PM Modi said in a video message on Friday morning.