COVID-19: Sportspersons across the country actively participate in ‘Diya Campaign’

Sportspersons across the country actively participate in ‘Diya Campaign

On Sunday, the whole country lit up for the 9 pm-9 minutes ‘Diya campaign’, displaying a mark of the unity of the whole nation in the fight against the sinister COVID-19 pandemic. Several athletes from the various discipline of sports also enthusiastically took part in the campaign with a strong sportsmanship spirit wishing the world overcomes this grievous situation and defeats the coronavirus as early as possible.

Cricketers like KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, airgun shooter Manu Bhaker, Footballer Kotal Pritam, badminton players Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, Boxer Mary Kom, wrestler Bajrang Punia are among many other athletes who participated in this drive.

“I took [art in this initiative, hope you all also did the same. Let us together fight against coronavirus and send the message of unity to the world”, wrestler Bajrang Punia was quoted as saying by ANI.

Some of the athletes shared their moments on the social media platform, Twitter:

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday addressed the nation and invoked the citizens of the country to turn off all the lights at 9 pm for 9 minutes and light Diyas, candles, torches or flashlight on 5th April, in a bid to show unity in the battle against coronavirus.

The global confirmed cases of COVID-19 have reached1,261,405 out of which 932,870 cases are active and 68.475 lives have been lost.

In India, the number of registered cases has crossed 3,500 of which 3,260 are active cases and the pandemic has claimed 99 lives in the country.