During this scenario , when pandemic COVID-19 has trapped the nation along with the several other countries , our government has already taken a lot of preventive measures in the direction for the safety of all the citizens .
Today morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to switch off lights on 5th April at 9 pm for 9 minutes . He asked all to light candles and diyas instead. This is suggested to show that Indians are together to fight against this deadly epidemic.
He addressed the nation saying : “On this Sunday, April 5, we will challenge the darkness of coronavirus threat together. On April 5, at 9 pm, I need your 9 minutes. At 9 pm, turn off all the lights in your houses and light a Diya, candle, torch or flashlight for 9 minutes at your doors, or balcony.” He further said , this will send out a message that nobody among the 130 crore Indians is alone in this fight against the deadly infection. He also advised people to do so from within their houses or balconies while practising social distancing.
While there are many anti government people in the country , one of them is actor Taapsee Pannu . She is seen in many of the protests with other actors , against the government .
When she got to know about PM Modi’s speech , Taapsee tweeted, “New task is here! Yay yay yayy!!!” .Her tweet received more than 1.3K replied in under an hour, most of which are trolling her for her reaction.
Have a look at her tweet:
Tweeples Lashes out at her:
Where actor Pannu made this sarcastic comment , Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel loved the idea of lighting diyas . She tweeted : “Lighting Diyas is a very good gesture, diya creates an ethereal aura which is very calming and effective, to show each other our support let’s do this, I love how @narendramodi ji also focuses on our emotional needs and tries to heal us in every way …. Jai Shri Ram,”
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi tweeted a poem in Hindi about light to welcome the PM’s idea.
Watch his poem below:
COVID-19 has spread it’s roots in the country and until , we break the chain , it’s impossible to end this epidemic . So be home , be safe.
Last but not the least , have a look at PM Modi’s address to the nation :