Addressing the nation, PM Narendra Modi made an appeal to people across India. He urged all countrymen to follow ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, 22nd March, from 7 AM to 9 PM.
PM Modi urged people not to move out of their homes on 22nd March. He also urged the state governments, organisations like the NCC and NSS, which are led by youth, civil society and other organisations to actively encourage citizens to follow ‘Janata Curfew’ and stay inside their homes.
PM Modi also urged everyone to call and inform at least 10 other people every day about the ‘Janata Curfew’ as well as the measures to prevent spreading of Coronavirus.
PM Modi also made a special request while observing ‘Janata Curfew’.
PM Modi asked all citizens to take part in thanking all the medical fraternity, who have been working day in and out at hospitals and public places like airports.
PM Modi requested all citizens to applaud the services extended by airlines’ staff, the cleanliness staff, those who deliver food, those who drive railways, bus or autorickshaws, government officials, policemen and the media. Terming them as ‘Rashtra Rakshaks’, PM Modi said that the country was indebted to their services. PM Modi urged citizens to stand in the balconies at 5 PM on 22nd March and clap for five minutes to express gratitude to such people.