Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and others voice their support to this special appeal made by PM Narendra Modi to fight COVID-19.
In lieu of the current pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19), the entire nation is currently under lockdown until April 14 with only essential commodities being available. Under such circumstances, Social distancing has been given the prime importance to help stop the spread of the disease.
To promote social distancing, a lot of efforts are being made by Government and celebrities across the country. For instance, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma posted a video on Social Media requesting the citizens to follow social distancing sincerely.
The need of the hour is to absolutely respect and follow the government's directive. Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/p1NDo0E9YL
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 20, 2020
While many initiatives are being taken by the Government to control the spread of Coronavirus, this special request by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is another attempt to promote togetherness, and bring the nation together to fight the darkness of the virus with the light of fire.
Setting Sunday, April 5, 9 pm as the date, PM Modi requested citizens to turn off the internal house electricity for exactly 9 minutes and instead light-up a diya or a lamp or even a mobile torch at that time to symbolize victory over the darkness of virus.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and many other star Cricketers tweeted supporting PM Modi’s appeal. In India, millions go crazy over their favourite cricketers. Similarly, cricketers promoting such noble causes is heartening, and an efficient way to reach out to the masses.
The power of the stadium is in its fans.
The spirit of India is in its people.
Tonight 9pm for 9min
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2020
Team India, we cant get this prescription wrong. Our life depends on winning this test match.
Show your solidarity, join us in “The Great Team India Huddle” today 5th April 9pm for 9min.
Light to Fight.
Are you with me?@narendramodi
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 5, 2020
That feeling of every fan shining their phone’s flashlight & bursting into applause & cheer when we deliver a knockout performance, is unparalleled! @BCCI
Team India, let’s hit this virus out of the park!
April 5, 9 PM, 9 minutes
Show your support!@narendramodi
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) April 4, 2020
Let’s shine our lights on the Frontline Warriors who are showing us the path from this darkness!
Let’s ignite the spirits of a billion strong TEAM INDIA @BCCI
From our Dressing room, to your Doorstep, the Lakshman Rekha has been drawn…
We are with you @narendramodi ji !
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) April 4, 2020
5th April 9pm for 9min
Stand up ! Light up !
Show us your roar, ignite the spirit of a billion hearts and throw this virus off our pitch without a hitch !
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 4, 2020
On Sunday at 9pm I will be lighting diyas for 9 mins to stand in solidarity with every Indian ,in honour and response to the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi Ji’s call to pray for courage and hope and defeat despair brought on by the pandemic. @PMOIndia #maythediyalightourlives
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 4, 2020
यह वक्त है हमारी एकता दिखाने का,
कोरोना के खिलाफ हमारा साहस दिखाने का.
कल रात, ९ बजे ९ मिनट हमारे देश के नाम! 🇮🇳
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 4, 2020
On Sunday at 9pm I will be lighting diyas for 9 mins to stand in solidarity with every Indian ,in honour and response to the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi Ji’s call to pray for courage and hope and defeat despair brought on by the pandemic.
Let’s all stay strong. @PMOIndia
— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) April 4, 2020
Our cricketers are standing up for the nation, once again, albeit off the pitch. It’s inspiring to see them coming forward and promoting a call for national unity. Therefore, like Virat Kohli, and other cricketers, let us all follow PM Modi’s appeal sincerely in this test of patience and discipline against COVID-19. In other words, let us fight together to throw this virus off the pitch.
Thanks for reading! We hope people take the lighting activity seriously in lieu to fight the pandemic Coronavirus.
Lakshman is an 18-year-old cricket fanatic. Just like millions of fans, his love for cricket is unparalleled. He has a passion for writing, and his emotion for the sport can be seen in his words.