India women cricketers and their families join in ‘Light-to-fight’ campaign
Members of the Indian women’s cricket team joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission to fight against corona virus and on Sunday night positively responded to the appeal of switching off all lights and lightening the candles, diya or mobile flash.
A woman player, Deepti Sharma on our request also sent her photo with diya.
Speaking exclusively, she said,
“I am feeling proud to participate in the Diya lighting National event. Nobody is alone, we all are united in the fight against Covid-19. My family is spending time together practicing social distancing. Sure soon we will win the fight against Covid-19.”
“I thank honourable PM for such simple and effective concept for uniting whole Nation in such tough time,” the 22-year-old all-rounder added.
Interestingly, Deepti Sharma is the first Indian player to represent two States-UP and West Bengal. She recently contributed her contributions to both States and PM fund.
Another woman player, Ekta Bisht speaking to us, said, “It was a great feeling to see all Indians lightening and have come together to fight against Corona. All citizens of the country are supporting Modi ji. Ekta’s coach, Liaqat also praised Modi’a appeal to come together in this crisis”
India’s another woman cricketer, Tanya Bhatia says, “We lighted diyas with family and also prayed to the almighty God for safety of the whole world and come out of this deadliest virs at the earliest with the help of each and every person.”
India’s another newest player Richa Ghosh lighted the candle at her Siliguri home. “It was definitely a moral booster for the whole family….being isolated and locked down for a ‘never happened’ period. This built more confidence and grew a feeling of unity…that we are all United, irrespective of caste , creed and religion, as Indians in the fight for a common cause,” speaking exclusively, she said.
“The least we can do is stay in.. stay safe … save others.. and maintain healthy habits. Also we salute as a mark of respect for all the emergency service staff and let them know that we are with them.”
India’s woman bowler Rajeshwari Gayakwad used clay diyas. “We had lighted lamps (clay diyas) as it is good (as per my parents). We kept lamps in all galleries and one in the living room. We gathered in the living room and chanted Om for 9 minutes,” she said.
“We all were waiting for 9 PM like as we wait for Diwali. It was an amazing experience and satisfaction. I was feeling as I am contributing something to fight against Corona. (COVID-19) and supporting to our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji,” she concluded.