Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 3 has urged the nation to light the Diya/candle or flashlight on April 5 for 9 minutes at 9 PM in order to stay united against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday, people followed the instructions given by PM Modi at 9 PM and light Diya/candle or flashlight from their homes. But at the same, there were many people who also lit crackers.
Yesterday, a fire also broke out in Vaishali Nagar of Jaipur as many people started bursting crackers. Due to bursting firecracker, it became the reason for the huge fire in the area, which was later extinguished by the fire brigades.
The SHO of Vaishali Nagar also stated in an official statement that the cause of the fire was a firecracker.
As soon as the fire officials get the news, the Fire brigaders rushed in and the fire was extinguished in time. The SHO further added to their statement that no one was hurt when the fire broke out.
Not only in Jaipur but had a minor fire also broken out at 9:30 pm on a stretch of grass located near the runway of the Solapur airport that is situated in Maharashtra. As per to a Fire Brigade official, there were four fire tenders who reached to the spot and the fire was dowsed within 15 to 20 minutes.
The fire also broke down in the Ramkrishnavl Nagar city located in Patna while people were lighting diyas and bursting crackers.
Previously on Friday, PM Modi stated that this Sunday, on 5th April 2020, we must together challenge the darkness that has been spread by the coronavirus crisis, with the help of introducing it to the power of light. “On this date, we must wake the superpower of all 130 crore Indians. We must take the super determination of 130 crore Indians to even bigger heights,” Modi said in a small video address.
He urged the Indian citizens and said that on the 5th of April, on Sunday, “I want 9 minutes from all you, at 9 pm.” He asked everyone to turn off all the lights in their homes and to stand at their doors or in their balconies, and after that light candles or diyas, torches or else mobile flashlights for just 9 minutes, starting at 9 pm on the 5th of April.
As per Prime Minister Narendra Modi directives, whole nation stood in unity with a call to pay tribute and honour to the frontline warriors of coronavirus pandemic who are serving the infected and trying for keeping the people of the country safe. People from all around the country rose to the occasion by turning off their house lights as well as lighting candles and also the oil lamps.
This is the second time when PM Modi has pursued to unite together amid the on-going lockdown to fight against the pandemic, which has claimed more than 65,600 lives across the globe and has also inflicted more than 12 lakh people.