Team India spread the light to join PM’s ‘Light-to-fight’ campaign
Members of the Indian men’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.
Team India captain Virat Kohli’s actress wife Anushka Sharma says she lights a diya everyday.
“I light a diya for many years now. And as I light the diya I seek guidance, asking for the darkness in me to be dispelled. For many days since the turn of the recent events across the world, I have prayed to God to end the suffering of so many who are losing their lives without their families beside them, for the less-fortunate and needy whose lives have turned upside down completely, for all the healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly & bravely to protect the lives of other beings, for those who are uncertain about their jobs and future.
“So tonight I prayed extra for everyone and I lit diyas with the whole of India ad we prayed for each other, Prayers never go in vain,” she posted a message with photo with Virat looking at her lightening.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others also encouraged Indians in the country’s ‘Light to Fight’ coronavirus. Rohit Sharma’s family also played a Mangala Mantra shlok in Sanskrit during Sunday’s nine-minute black out.
“We feel very good & so happy while lighting the lamp in our family. We had lighted the diya, candle and mobile light in all the windows. When we saw outside it was looking so beautiful that I cannot imagine. Big Thanks to Modiji for this unity,” Rohit Sharma’s mother Purnima Sharma, speaking exclusively said.
“We also played a song Loka Samantha Sukhino Bhavantu Jyoti Namosuthe Sarve Jana Sukhino Bhavantu. I love my India Jai Hind Jai Bharat,” she concluded.
Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal Pandya with their wives lit the candles together.