May This Easter Give Us Strength To Fight Off Coronavirus: PM Modi

Publish On: 12 Apr, 2020 11:49 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: On the occasion of this year's Easter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his official Twitter handle to wish everyone the "strength to overcome the coronavirus disease COVID-19".

He wrote, "Best wishes to everyone on the special occasion of Easter. We remember the noble thoughts of Lord Christ, especially his unwavering commitment to empowering the poor and needy. May this Easter give us added strength to successfully overcome COVID-19 and create a healthier planet."

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This day marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ after e got crucified on Good Friday. Easter also marks the conclusion of Lent, a period of 40 days where devotees fast and sacrament.

As the circumstances are quite dire due to the ongoing coronavirus crises, which has created havoc all around the world, the festive cheer for easter seems to be absent from the world. No gatherings are taking place in order to follow the social distancing norms and flatten the curve of the coronavirus growth.

However, people have still managed to stay connected on this auspicious day as priests from all around the churches are issuing messages via video sharing facility.

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“Celebrating the Holy Week without a congregation of the faithful is painful. The COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown has forced us to celebrate it within the church. But we are hopeful that the resurrection of Jesus Christ will give us the hope that we will overcome this situation and we will get the remedy for it soon," said Father Walter de Sa, a Parish Priest of a church in Goa.