By lighting diyas in his home here with his family members, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari replied to Prime Minister Narendra Modis ‘call to turn off the lights for nine minutes on Sunday night.
The Gadkari family lit the lamps on the balcony of their home. “My family and I are lighting the torch of unity with the government. We’ve also made a solution to unity in this time of crisis,” Gadkari said.
Meanwhile, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi have conducted deep prajavalan ‘(lighting of lamps) at the Sangh headquarters here.
Most people in the city responded to the PM lights — by switching off the lights in their homes for nine minutes, and by lighting the lamps and candles in the galleries or on the terraces. Men even burst crackers in some cases. On Friday, Modi urged people to switch off the lights in their homes and light up lamps, candles or cell phone torches for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on Sunday to demonstrate the country’s “collective determination” to fight the coronavirus.