How celebrities answered PM Modi’s call to use light to fight COVID-19 darkness

People across the nation of India lit candles, diyas (earthen lamps) and torches at 9 pm on Sunday to answer Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to battle the darkness caused by the COVID-19 outbreak with light. 

Here’s a look at how Bollywood celebrities and sportspeople marked the moment known on social media as #9pm9minute:

? To Good Health,Peace of Mind & the Undying Human Spirit… #weshallovercome #9pm9minutes

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? जयहिंद #unityforhumanity

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The darkest nights produce the brightest stars. Together, we shall overcome !!! #9MinutesForIndia.

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9 pm .. Lego Dia @Cogsnitisheth..

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