Prime Minister Modi leads the country in lighting diyas to express his resolve to win the battle against the crown
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who led people on Sunday to express the country's determination to fight and win the battle against the disease, shared his photos showing himself lighting a lamp.
He shared four photos showing him lighting the lamp while standing in the dark.
On his Twitter account, he also shared a shloka: Shubham Karoti Kalyanam, Deepam Shubham Karoti Kalyaannam - Aarogyam Dhana-Sampadaa Shatru-Buddhi-Vinaashaaya Diipa-Jyotir-Namostute, to get the message across.
शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा ।शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते॥ https://t.co/4DeiMsCN11 - Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1586102646000
Broadly translated, the Sanskrit couplet means greetings in the light of the lamp that brings auspiciousness, health and prosperity and destroys hostile feelings.
Today, he had reminded people to light up on Sunday night to show the country's collective determination to fight the coronavirus.
Prime Minister @narendramodi lights a lamp, the nation responds to his call: # 9pm9minutes 9pm9minute # 9baje9mintues ... https://t.co/P8zaAvfpR1 - The times of India (@timesofindia) 1586103624000
# 9pm9minute, the prime minister tweeted to remind people about exercise.
Modi had urged people on Friday to turn off the lights in their homes and light mobile phone lamps, candles or torches for nine minutes at 9 p.m. April 5 to show the country's collective resolve to defeat the coronavirus.