‘We are still in the middle of a fight, not an occasion to burst crackers,’ says Gautam Gambhir
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Published: April 6, 2020 12:52:52 pm


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As appealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the whole nation lit candles and torches at their balconies on Sunday. It was to present solidarity in the battle towards the novel coronavirus. However, opposite to PM’s ‘diya jaalo’ enchantment, many individuals had been seen bursting fireplace crackers throughout India.

As the clock struck 9, folks throughout India switched off lights at their homes and gathered in balconies to mild candles, torches, diyas to defeat the ‘darkness’ of the coronavirus. People, nevertheless, resorted to bursting fireplace crackers and at many locations Hindu devotional songs, mantras and nationwide anthem had been additionally performed.

The transfer irked former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir as he took to twitter,” INDIA, STAY INSIDE! We are still in the middle of a battle. Not an occasion to burst crackers!”

Gambhir has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh extra to the Delhi Government for procurement of medical gear and remedy of COVID-19 sufferers in the nationwide capital.

In a letter, Gambhir stated: “It is stated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that funds are needed to meet the growing demand for medical equipment in several Delhi Government hospitals.”

“In addition to Rs 50 lakh which I pledged two weeks in the past, I’d additional like to pledge Rs 50 lakh from my MP LAD to your form workplace with the hope that the stated quantity can be helpful in the procurement of gear for medical workers and remedy of COVID-19 sufferers.

Beside Gambhir, former India participant Irfan Pathan and spinner R Ashwin additionally raised issues over folks firing crackers at the time when the whole world is preventing the pandemic.

Pathan tweeted,” It was so good untill ppl began bursting crackers #IndiaVsCorona” While Ashwin who has modified his twitter deal with title to ‘lets stay indoors India’, tweeted,” But I actually do surprise the place all these folks purchased their crackers from and of course ( when is the most vital Q) !!”

Cricketers together with Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar lit lamp at their balconies to present solidarity to the trigger.

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