To showcase the power of unity, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all Indians to participate in the #9pm9minutes initiative. As a part of it, the people were urged to turn out their lights for 9 minutes at 9m on Sunday and light up their windows or doors with candles, diyas or flashlights of their mobile phones. The message behind it was to showcase that India was united in its fight against the coronavirus and also show solidarity towards all the healthcare and sanitation workers waging a tough battle.
The response to PM’s call was magnificent as people across the nation showed great fervor towards the initiative. Cricketers too were enthusiastic about Modi’s call to action and participated in it. Here’s how some of them participated in the cause:
My family & I thank the selfless #SanitationWarriors cleaning our surroundings & hospitals, disinfecting affected areas & thus keeping the virus at bay. Let’s also reignite our pledge to take care of our elders, the most vulnerable – by ensuring their physical & mental wellness. pic.twitter.com/tTheS9oO4I
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 5, 2020
A prayer in unity does make a difference. Pray for every being and stand together ? https://t.co/EcmiX7EcoA
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 5, 2020
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2020
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) April 5, 2020
To, all the doctors, medical staff, sanitation workers, govt. employees, police and army personnel, media personnel, bankers, essentials’ shopkeepers and all other warriors fighting #COVID19
We are in your debt and ever thankful. ??
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 5, 2020
Let there always be light in all our lives ? Stay positive. Lots of love and good health to all of you during these times. ? pic.twitter.com/QhcKMmO2Fz
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 5, 2020