PM Modi Reminds The Nation To Participate In the 9 pm 9 Minutes Movement

Publish On: 05 Apr, 2020 03:13 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded the country to shut off lights for nine minutes at 9 p.m.

On Twitter, Modi said "9 pm (-) 9 minutes".

A few minutes later, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted a similar tweet -- "tonight at 9 o'clock nine minutes".

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The prime minister has also been retweeting multiple posts by various people which emphasise the need to conduct this nationwide movement during these dark times of lockdown.

He was seen re-tweeting the posts of many important individuals like spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, south sensation Mammootty, cricketers Amit Mishra and Rohit Sharma, celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani and so on.

Modi on April 3 asked the countrymen to light lamps or candles for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

"On April 5 (Sunday), at 9 p.m., turn off all the lights in your homes, stand at your doors or in your balconies, and light candles or diyas, torches or mobile flashlights for 9 minutes," Modi said, adding this is being done to challenge the darkness caused by the coronavirus.

He said this movement will also to awaken the superpower of 130 crore Indians.

The country is under a lockdown till April 14 because of coronavirus.

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So far, near to 3,400 cases of coronavirus are reported in the country with 77 deaths.