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Pics: India Unites Once Again To Show Solidarity With Everyone Fighting Coronavirus & This Time With Lights

As requested by PM Modi, millions of people on April 5 switched off the non-essential lights at their homes and lit candles, diyas and torch to show solidarity with the ones giving their all to fight coronavirus.

As the clock struck 9 PM on Sunday, people, irrespective of their religion, caste and status, come together to their balconies to light diyas, and the scenes which came in were like early Diwali for the Indians. Have a look:

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People were also concerned about the complete blackout that could happen due to a sudden depletion in electricity demand. However, things went just fine.

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Interestingly, the fact that the demand for electricity fell by a whopping 32,000 MW between 8.49 pm and 9.09 pm shows how successful the initiative was despite some people unnecessarily quoting it as a “Hindu” thing.

Celebs, ministers and many other barons from every nook and corner of the country later posted pictures of them with diyas, candles and lamps showing their support to the initiative.

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At around 9.30 pm, Prime Minister Modi also tweeted a photo of him lighting a lamp at his official residence in Delhi. Wearing a blue kurta, the Prime Minister also posted a short Sanskrit poem that, with the picture. The poem translates to, “Salutations to the light of the lamp which brings auspiciousness, health and prosperity (and) which destroys inimical feelings; Salutations to the light of the lamp”.

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