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'Aao diya jalayen': Modi shares Vajpayee's poem to remind people to light lamps on April 5

PM shared the video to remind people to light up lamps on Sunday night to show the country's "collective resolve" to fight coronavirus.

Published: 04th April 2020 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2020 02:21 PM   |  A+A-

Narendra Modi, PM Modi, Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: 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. 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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