New Delhi, January 22
With ringing of bells, beating of metal plates and clapping, people across the country on Sunday evening expressed appreciation for medical and other staff who are on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus.
The clanging sounds rang in the air as the clock struck five and people came out in balconies, lawns and terrace following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show solidarity with doctors, nurses and others involved in providing essential services, as the country observed an unprecedented ‘Janta Curfew’ to check the spread of the virus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked people for expressing their gratitude towards those at the forefront of fight against coronavirus outbreak.
“The country thanked each person who led the fight against the corona virus. Many thanks to the countrymen,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, he had reminded people to express their gratitude towards those who have been at the forefront of combating coronavirus, and extending essential services without fearing for their safety.
In his address to the nation on Thursday, he had lauded the hard work of medical professionals, sanitation staff, airline crews, delivery persons and media personnel among others.
Modi had asked people to express gratitude to them by giving them a five-minute standing ovation at 5 pm on Sunday by clapping hands, beating plates or ringing out bells. — PTI
कोरोना वायरस की लड़ाई का नेतृत्व करने वाले प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को देश ने एक मन होकर धन्यवाद अर्पित किया। देशवासियों का बहुत-बहुत आभार... #JantaCurfew— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 22, 2020
नागपुर में पूरे परिवार के साथ अपने घर की बालकनी में खड़े होकर, कोरोना के खिलाफ लड़ रहे डॉक्टर, नर्सेस, प्रशासन के अधिकारी, मीडिया कर्मियों के लिए तालिया बजाकर उनका धन्यवाद किया। #clapforourcarers #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/57oUknezYA— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) March 22, 2020
In gratitude towards all health & frontline workers, security personnel, sanitation workers & everyone in the line of duty serving selflessly to ensure India’s victory in the battle against COVID-19. #JantaCurfew #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/8rOPXmoTne— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 22, 2020
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Thank you from the deepest of my heart & soul to all those doctors, nurses, police staff, army soldiers, airline staff, chemist shops and all those working selflessly in this time of global crisis. God bless the world 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/2Cwzo6GxOq— Gurdas Maan (@gurdasmaan) March 22, 2020
5mins at 5pm :With my neighbours,taking a moment to appreciate those who do not have this luxury of staying at home & working tirelessly to keep us safe.Thank you to all the essential service providers for your selfless work👏 #JanataCurfew #BreakCorona @iHrithik #SajidNadiadwala pic.twitter.com/sE7RaiFoqv— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 22, 2020
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