GUWAHATI, April 5 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s appeal to light diyas or candles by switching off lights in every household of the country received good response across the State.
Modi on Friday, while addressing the nation on the tenth day of the nationwide lockdown, had appealed to the citizens to switch off all lights at home at 9 pm on Sunday for nine minutes and light candles or diyas or use the flashlights of their mobile phones to mark the national fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Along with the other parts of Assam, people in Guwahati showed their solidarity to those at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 and also with one another by switching off lights at 9 pm and came out to the balconies and entrances of their houses and lit diyas and candles. A section of the public even put up decorative lights at their entrances and balconies.
In some localities of the city the national anthem was sung. Some shouted the slogans like �Corona Go Back�. Bursting of fire crackers was also heard from many places. Though the Prime Minister appealed to lit only one lamp or diya, but in Guwahati many places wore a Diwali type festive look on Sunday evening.
Interestingly, following the PM�s appeal on Sunday, sale of earthen lamps got good response from the buyers in the city markets.