May be lighting a diya or a candle may not shoo away the virus but it is bringing a hope or rekindling a light within us that we all can do this together.
Like how the light spreads its aura in midst of darkness, with the togetherness and time it is giving a sense of we can overcome this. It was an announcement made by the PM and not a hard and fast rule to follow this.
With the streets wearing a deserted look, people staying at their home, some binge watching, some eating and others working from home. It feels time came at a halt. Everyday feels like a Sunday.
In those times, may be lighting a candle may seem stupid but it did bring a joy for those 9 minutes. With all the households switching off their lights and lighting a diya. It rekindled a hope. All the states across India, lit up a diya.
Where most of them went up to their terrace and lit up diyas and sky lantern, others found it a little absurd to do this thing.
Sanjeev Mishra says “In the beginning, I felt what will it do by lighting up a diya but then lighting up diya at 9pm and seeing others do to, it felt so good. A sense of Joy, in times of adversity.”
The sky was clear, with stars and Moon, it also had some sky lanterns rising high in sky. With torches and flash lights being waved, people were saying in unison ‘Go Corona Go’.
Another citizen had a different view, where she said “First it was clapping and now it is Lighting Diyas, is anything going to happen, if we do this, not really. It feels like this is some season going on Like Pandemic and we are in episode two of it, where people are doing the tasks.”
Whatever it is, things are hard and these little things are just giving a ray of hope and joy. Some people just couldn’t follow the message and went out with a group of people and reflected their stupidity.