New Delhi Today, on April 5, the country will once again look united in the fight against Corona. To challenge the darkness of this epidemic, 130 crore people of the country will light a lamp for nine minutes at 9 pm on the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This lamp will symbolize that no one is alone in this fight against Corona.
On April 3, Prime Minister Modi made this appeal to the people of the country in a video message. He had said that every Sunday for nine minutes, every person should turn off all the lights of the house and come to his door or balcony and light a lamp, candle, flashlight or mobile flashlight. When every person burns every lamp around, then you will experience the power of light. It will be revealed that we are all fighting for the same purpose. Modi said that amidst that light, let us all resolve in our mind that we are not alone. 130 crore Indians are bound by the same resolution. There is no greater strength than our enthusiasm. The war against Corona has to be won with the same enthusiasm.
On Saturday, Modi tweeted a video clip of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, reminding people of the resolve to light the lamp again. In this video clip, Vajpayee is seen reciting one of his famous poems. The lines of this poem are like this – In the dark twilight, the darkness is lost, The sun is defeated by the shadow, The innermost soul is squeezed, The flame extinguished, Let us light the lamp again.
Modi specifically mentioned in his message that people should follow the instructions to keep distance from each other even in the process of lighting the lamp. A gathering like lighting a lamp should not be organized anywhere. Following the lockdown strictly, light a lamp on your roof, balcony or door. Apparently, the Prime Minister was referring to the incidents when some people came down the streets to clap and thali on the day of Janata curfew.
Meanwhile, the government has also issued special instructions for the lamps and candle holders. It states that do not use alcohol-based sanitizer at all before lighting a lamp or candle. Alcohol is very flammable. In such a situation, there will be a danger of catching fire using sanitizer. The government has said to use soap to wash hands before lighting a lamp. The Indian Army has also asked people to take similar vigilance.
Public solidarity was seen in curfew
The nation also showed solidarity during the Janata curfew on 22 March on the appeal of Prime Minister Modi. On that day, Modi had appealed to people to clap, thali, etc. for five minutes at five in the evening in honor of the health workers, policemen and other essential services involved in the fight against Corona. On this appeal, the whole country showed its solidarity in this war by clapping, thali and conch together.