PM shares Vajpayee's poem to remind people to light diyas on Sunday night

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared a video clip of BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee reciting his famous poem, to remind people to light up lamps on Sunday night to show the country's "collective resolve" to fight coronavirus.

"Aao diya jalayen" (come let's light the lamp), Modi tweeted.

"Aao phir se diya jalayen" is an iconic poem by the former prime minister.

आओ दीया जलाएं। pic.twitter.com/6sc5bplbVy

Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2020

In the brief clip, Vajpayee is seen reciting the poem from a stage.

Modi had on Friday urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to display the country's "collective resolve" to defeat coronavirus.

 



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