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Turn off lights; flash mobile torches, candles this Sunday: PM Modi

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Srinagar, Mar 3: In his address to country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked all Indians to turn off the lights of their houses, and use mobile flash lights, candles, torches or diyas for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday April 5.

This, he said in his brief address, will help us fight the “darkness coronavirus brings with it.”


“We have stood together and fought the coronavirus pandemic together. We have set an example to the world. In the time of lockdown, we displayed the same unity. Crores of people are in their homes. We might be alone in our homes, but we are not alone in this fight. The Indian society is fighting this together.”

“This Sunday, April 5, we must come together to dissolve the darkness of COVID-19 and bring in light. On April 5, 9pm, I need your nine minutes. Turn off all lights in your home, and then light lamps, mobile flash lights and torches. We are not alone in this fight. Nobody is alone. But, please do this activity within the confines of your home. Do not violate social distancing,” he said.

This is another mass activity the PM is asking people to engage in after his ‘Thaali Bajao’ direction earlier this month.