From Richest to Poor, everyone lit candle to display India is united

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged every citizen of the country to switch off lights and light the lamp of unity for nine minutes on 5 April at 9 pm. From richest to the poor, everyone came on their windows or balconies and lit candles, diyas or torches to support PM Modi’s call.

April 5, 2020, will always be remembered for the solidarity of India. On this day, The nation embraced PM Modi’s call to convey the message that the country is united in its fight against Coronavirus pandemic.

Different pictures from different parts of the country are coming which show that every Indian has come together to fight against the coronavirus epidemic. It is a pledge of 1.3 billion people to win this battle against COVID-19. They made a commitment to the nation to win this fight by lighting lamps.

Everybody lit a lamp or candle or at least flashed their phone beyond religion, caste, creed, and political ideologies without breaking the coronavirus lockdown rules. Renowned personalities from Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, and many others were seen lighting lamps or candles to support Modi’s initiative to beat the coronavirus pandemic which has put the entire country in lockdown.

Legendary Ratan Tata too was seen lighting the lamp at his house. The Indian Army lit candles and diyas on India’s border to defeat the coronavirus pandemic. This is symbolic of the unity that persists in our country.

We do not know when the coronavirus epidemic will come to an end but we should join forces in this hard time. It can be understood that the present time is fraught with difficulties, but this too shall pass. For the coming many days, we have to keep patience and observe restraint. People should not squander this chance to control coronavirus.

Every torch and lamp that everyone lit last night will prove that India is one in the time of crisis. We will remember this moment several years now as we still continue to shine bright, even in the darkest of times.

This unity shows that the biggest of the nations may have succumbed to the COVID battle but India will ultimately win this battle. When the book will be written of the victory against the COVID-19 pandemic, India will be mentioned in the first line of the first paragraph and we will be the victory of India. Today, India stands united in its fight against COVID-19 outbreak.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.