“On March 22 (Janta Curfew Day), at 5 pm stand on your doors and windows for 5 minutes and clap, ring a bell to salute people who are serving the nation tirelessly,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the citizens of India.
The initiative received different kinds of reactions from people. While it was an event to show solidarity to the first responders, many people thought that this was sheer science.
And as India continues to tackle this crisis and entered day 10 of the 21-day nation-wide lockdown, the PM addressed the citizens in a short video message and has requested everyone to light a candle or a diya or even use the mobile flashlight for 9 minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to mark the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
While this is again an initiative to bring the citizens together to strengthen India’s fight against the ill-famed virus, it is again receiving different form of reactions from people with different thoughts.
This is how Twitterati reacted
#ModiVideoMessage on today’s #mirchinewspaper #mirchilockandroll #togetherletsfightcorona #radiomirchi @narendramodi #mirchitelugu #bandbaajabhargavi. Let’s get ready for April 5th 9pm. #lightacandle in your balcony #socialdistancing pic.twitter.com/5rPrxYvm9e— MirchiBhargavi (@MirchiBhargavi) April 3, 2020
Agree! Social distancing is breaking the human spirit. What we need now is a collaborative joint gesture to keep our hearts and heads together. No matter how much this is mocked by the fools, we have to show our solidarity. #IndiaFightsCorona #Sunday9PM #lightacandle pic.twitter.com/cJ9z8ZMmNX— Arpita (@arpitabhawal) April 3, 2020
To reignite the united strength of 130 Crore people, let us light a lamp | a candle | torch | mobile flashlight at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday – 5th April. Let’s build up a new energy to fight this #COVID crisis #IndiaFightsCorona #SocialDistancing – @narendramodi @ianuragthakur https://t.co/NNijTzDXnH— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 3, 2020
every individual hs his own part to do 2 stay home.We r proud of our Team Leader @narendramodi Let’s all continue to Stay home & be Safe.5th April at 9pm for 9 mins all lights off.Candles,Diya,torch,mobile flash to use bt only from https://t.co/zRJULJmaHr Streets Show Please 🙏— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 3, 2020
I don’t have a torch. And I don’t have a candle. And I’ll probably be cooking dinner at 9. Sorry, Modi ji.— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) April 3, 2020
#PMModi has proven Coronavirus doesn't affect lungs but brain. So, @WHO must ask all medical professionals across the word to consult Narendra Modi, immediately, to know how to handle a COVID-19 positive case with a candle.— Sushovan Chaudhuri #DestroyTheAadhaar (@mesushovan) April 3, 2020
🤔— Adv Tapak (@adv_tapak) April 3, 2020
What is the scientific method behind?
what kind of demonstration he wants to show the world?
Clueless steps day by day.
😏 ( PM. Modi )
Oh, Yes! There are people who have tried their best to spread knowledge portraying it not as a scientific masterstroke and what not.
This is Padma Shri K.K. Agarwal, heart surgeon and ex-President of IMA. He is promoting quackery and sorcery to fight #CoronavirusOutbreak— Ranga (@RangaSiyaar1) April 3, 2020
You are in safe hands, countrymen! pic.twitter.com/i06NrH4JxZ
Even the official account of MyGovIndia has also twitted the video of Dr K.K Agarwal, a Padma awardee and the ex-president of the Indian Medical Association. However, it seems they have taken it down, later!
And there’s more…
The original full version of #9baje9minute was done some 8,70,000 years ago, in treta yug. Excellent move to unite hearts in this hour of unprecedented crisis. A united India in spirit will sail through this crisis easily. #ModiVideoMessage #PMModipic.twitter.com/S611Iiauhc— Gaurav Mishra (@Imkgauravmishra) April 3, 2020
Why Modi Ji Selected 9PM on 5th April— Deepaliastro (@deepaliastro) April 3, 2020
He has selected 5th April 9 PM for 9 Mins Duration because on this day and time, the saturn be in Swati nakshatra & the moon will be in the Rohini nakshatra. Lighting natural lights will allow the cosmic waves to ent…https://t.co/L0MyQDMPfn
Modi ji Activating energy of planet.— Ajay Singh 🇮🇳🕉🚩🚩 (@SnghAP) April 3, 2020
5+4=9, 9 pm, 9 mins.
3 multiplied by 9 = 27 i.e. 2+7 = 9.
Navgruha aaradhana means pleasing the nine planets to save life.
*सब का मंगल हो*
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9 pm for 9 mins pic.twitter.com/xRfdkzcwC1— Akshar (@AksharPathak) April 3, 2020
Me and the bois on 5th April at 9 pm pic.twitter.com/XP6fTMO5cS— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) April 3, 2020
Me and my bois on 5th April at 9:00 PM. pic.twitter.com/gWOZvJ6zz0— डी.के. (@itsdhruvism) April 3, 2020