Millions of Indians respond to PM’s appeal; light candles, diyas, turn on mobile phone torches

 Millions of Indians across the country switched off lights at their homes and lit candles, diyas or turned on mobile phone torches at 9 pm on Sunday, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to show nation’s “collective resolve and solidarity” in its fight against coronavirus. This is the second time Modi has sought to rally people amid the ongoing lockdown to combat the pandemic, which has claimed more than  65,600 lives globally and inflicted over 12 lakh people.As the clock struck 9pm, lights went out in most houses and people gathered in balconies, flashing mobile lights while a few of them lit candles and diyas.

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