9 Baje 9 Minute: Surbhi Chandna, Hina Khan, Ankita Lokhande and Krystle D'Souza light candles and diyas to fight Coronavirus together


The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, on Friday, addressed his countrymen with respect to the alarming spread of the novel COVID-19. The rapid growth of the virus has confined the citizens to their homes and has become a cause of panic and worry. To ease the stressful situation and to show unity as a country, Mr. Modi urged people to step out in their respective balconies and light a candle, diya or flash a torchlight yesterday. Extending support to this initiative, television celebrities showed up in their balconies in large numbers.

Surbhi Chandna was amongst the first to step out in her balcony with a diya. The actress who was recently seen in Sanjivani as Dr. Ishani Arora, captioned her picture on Instagram as "Umeed Ka Diya".


Umeed Ka Diya

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Hina Khan also joined other television celebrities to express gratitude towards those working for the safety of the city. "Humanity survives together and as the fight against the darkness spread by this pandemic is here, India is ready to fight it. One light at a time!" Hina wrote while sharing her picture and video.



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Ankita Lokhande lit a number of diyas in her balcony at 9 pm yesterday for 9 minutes. "Bharat mata ki jai. Thanku so much Modi ji for this unforgettable experience," Ankita wrote on Instagram.


Bharat mata ki jai. Thanku so much Modi ji for this unforgettable experience @narendramodi

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Krystle D'Souza also extended her support to the initiative. "Light will ultimately triumph over darkness," Krystle wrote while sharing her pictures on Instagram.


Light will ultimately triumph over darkness #jaihind #9pm9minutes #99 #9minutesforindia #youarenotalone

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Karishma Tanna along with her mother, lit candles and diyas. Erica Fernandes shared pictures from her balcony too. 


Sharad Malhotra, Ravi Dubey, Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya also prayed for the safety of the city.



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