Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed the nation to come together on April 5th to light lamps, torches and diyas to show their support in eradicating the darkness that the coronavirus has brought to the world.
India sports personalities on Sunday lighted diyas as nation switched off lights at 9 pm for 9 minutes.
To show their support, a lot of sports personality were seen standing in solidarity of the initiative named 9 Baje 9 minute where people were expected to switch off all the lights of their home and come to their balconies with a lamp, diya or a torch.
The Indian sports fraternity, including legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Sehwag came together to join in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request to switch off the lights and light candles and diyas at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday in order to show solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
In his address to the nation on April 3, PM Modi had urged the citizens of India to comes together and join the #9pm9minute initiative which, he said, was an act to illuminate the common purpose we are all fighting for, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc across the world.
India skipper Virat Kohli shared a picture with his wife Anushka Sharma on Twitter, saying, “A prayer in unity does make a difference. Pray for every being and stand together.”
Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to share a picture with his family. Tendulkar in his tweet thanked the sanitation workers for their selfless services in their attempt to limit the spread of the virus.
India opener Rohit Sharma also shared a picture on Instagram while lighting diyas.
“In solidarity with each and every single person who is playing their part. We are all in this together and shall overcome this soon.
Om Shantih Shantih Shantih” Sehwag tweeted.