Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday urged people to follow the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to mild diyas and candles tonight at 9 pm for 9 minutes to ‘salute the commitment of lakhs of sanitation warriors’. Tendulkar took to Twitter to write: “4 hours to go for #9pm9minute. I’m lighting a Diya to salute the commitment of lakhs of #SanitationWarriors. They continue to keep our surroundings clean, putting their lives at risk to keep us safe. India, choose your reason tonight but let’s unite. @narendramodi @PMOIndia.”
Earlier, in a video message, the Prime Minister had requested residents to flip all lights off of their homes at 9 pm on Sunday (April 5) and to stand at their doorways or home windows with a candle, diya or torch for 9 minutes to present solidarity with one another within the battle in opposition to COVID-19.
four hours to go for #9pm9minute. I’m lighting a Diya 🪔 to salute the dedication of lakhs of #SanitationWarriors. They proceed to maintain our environment clear, placing their lives in danger to maintain us protected.
India, select your motive tonight however let’s unite. @narendramodi @PMOIndia
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 5, 2020
We are stronger once we stand united.
I shall be lighting a candle tonight at 9pm for 9 minutes. Are you with me?
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 5, 2020
This is in follow up to the ‘Taali, thali’ occasion held on March 22, the day when ‘Janata curfew’ was noticed all through the nation. Modi had reminded people to be on their terrace and balconies and clap to categorical their gratitude for all those that have been ‘working 24/7’ to combat COVID-19.
The complete variety of COVID-19 optimistic circumstances rose to 3,374 in India on Sunday, as per the information offered by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Out of those circumstances, 3030 are lively circumstances, 267 have been cured or discharged, whereas 77 deaths have been reported to this point within the nation.