Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Suresh Raina came together to join in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request to turn off lights and instead lit diyas and candles for nine minutes at 9 PM on Sunday to show solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
In his address to the nation on April 3, PM Modi had urged the citizens of India to comes together and join the #9pm9minute initiative, which was an act to illuminate the common purpose we are all fighting for, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc across the world.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and many other cricket stars also took to their social media handles to show the nation’s collective resolve to fight the deadly virus.
My family & I thank the selfless #SanitationWarriors cleaning our surroundings & hospitals, disinfecting affected areas & thus keeping the virus at bay. Let’s also reignite our pledge to take care of our elders, the most vulnerable – by ensuring their physical & mental wellness. pic.twitter.com/tTheS9oO4I
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 5, 2020
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2020
A prayer in unity does make a difference. Pray for every being and stand together 🙏 https://t.co/EcmiX7EcoA
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2020
The light will guide us home 🌍 pic.twitter.com/sj1DtyfCT2
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 5, 2020
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 5, 2020
Wonderful to see the entire country come together to show our heartful gratitude and support for the healthcare staff.
Amazing initiative for all of us to be a part of.
Together we stand united 🤝 stronger 💪 and even more determined to fight these difficult times.
Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/1AsTbUA32K
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) April 5, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 5, 2020
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) April 5, 2020
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 5, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) April 5, 2020
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) April 5, 2020
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) April 5, 2020
We all are united in peace and solidarity. Please stay safe at home 🙏 pic.twitter.com/odsmFKrr9T
— Deepti Sharma (@Deepti_Sharma06) April 5, 2020
Let there always be light in all our lives 🙏 Stay positive. Lots of love and good health to all of you during these times. 🤗 pic.twitter.com/QhcKMmO2Fz
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 5, 2020
To, all the doctors, medical staff, sanitation workers, govt. employees, police and army personnel, media personnel, bankers, essentials’ shopkeepers and all other warriors fighting #COVID19
We are in your debt and ever thankful. 🙏🏻
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 5, 2020
I’ve paid my humble tribute to the Health Warriors. We are all in this together as #TeamIndia. I salute the selfless Heroes – police, security forces, state governments.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 5, 2020
We all are in this together!!
— Sanju Samson (@IamSanjuSamson) April 5, 2020