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India Lights Candles, Lamps To Fight 'Darkness Of Coronavirus'

Million of people on Sunday night lit candles, lamps and flashed torches to ward off 'darkness of Coronavirus', as requested by PM Modi.

April 05, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lights a lamp to express the country's unity in fight against COVID19 during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi. He has urged people in a video message to light lamps, candles and flash mobile phone lights at 9pm for 9 minutes.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with India's first lady Savita Kovind joins the nation in lighting lamps to express unity in fight against the novel coronavirus amid a complete lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu along with his wife Usha Naidu lights lamps amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to light lamps to express unity in fight against the novel coronavirus.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh joins the nation in lighting lamps for nine minutes to express the country’s unity in fight against COVID-19, amid the nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people in a video message to light lamps, candles and flash mobile phone lights at 9pm for 9 minutes.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath joins the nation in lighting lamps for nine minutes to express the country’s unity in fight against COVID-19, amid the nationwide lockdown, in Lucknow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people in a video message to light lamps, candles and flash mobile phone lights at 9pm for 9 minutes.

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Spiritual leader and Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru lights a lamp amid the ongoing lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Velliangiri Hills in Coimbatore. Prime Modi has urged people in a video message to light lamps, candles and flash mobile phone lights at 9pm for 9 minutes.

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An illuminated view of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's house 'Antilia' after lighting the lamps amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai. PM Modi has urged people in a video message to light lamps, candles and flash mobile phone lights at 9pm for 9 minutes.

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People flash lights in a formation that reads 'GO CORONA' to express the country’s unity in fight against COVID-19, amid the nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people in a video message to light lamps, candles and flash mobile phone lights at 9pm for 9 minutes.

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An illuminated view of the city as people come out in their balconies and lights lamps amid the ongoing lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ghaziabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people in a video message to light lamps, candles and flash mobile phone lights at 9pm for 9 minutes.

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Flash lights, candles are seen in the Indirapuram as Indians mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghaziabad. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

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Peoples light candles and torches to mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghaziabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

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A woman lights lamps to mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

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Peoples light candles and torches to mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghaziabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

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An Indian family holds candles to mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

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Peoples light candles and torches to mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghaziabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

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Peoples light candles and torches to mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

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People come out in their balcony and light lamps amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to light lamps to express unity in fight against the novel coronavirus.

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Flash lights, candles and a streak of a firecracker are seen in the Indirapuram as Indians mark the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghaziabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in a Friday broadcast urged the country's 1.3 billion people to switch off lights of their home at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday night and light candles, lamps and even use mobile torches standing in their balconies. Modi said that such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

People come out in their balcony and light lamps amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ghaziabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to light lamps to express unity in fight against the novel coronavirus.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

People come out in their balcony and light lamps amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to light lamps to express unity in fight against the novel coronavirus.

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People come out in their balcony and light lamps amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to light lamps to express unity in fight against the novel coronavirus.

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Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor holds a candle in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to light lamps to express solidarity with the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus, at his residence in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Janhvi Kapoor holds a lamp in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to light lamps to express solidarity with the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus, at her residence in Mumbai.

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