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Coronavirus Update :PM Modi Holds Meeting With 40 Sportsperson Including Sachin Tendulkar,Virat Kohli
On Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting via video conference with 40 elite sportspeople of the country
Coronavirus Update: PM Modi Holds Meeting With 40 Sportsperson Including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli
New Delhi: On Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting via video conference with 4o elite sportsperson of the country including Indian captain Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Mary Kom on the ongoing situation in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For the first time amid lockdown PM has interacted with sports personalities. Earlier in the day, PM Modi urged people to gather together for a unique exercise on April 5 at 9 pm to show they were together in the fight against coronavirus.
"On this Sunday, April 5, we will challenge the darkness of coronavirus threat together. On April 5, at 9 pm, I need your 9 minutes. At 9 pm, turn off all the lights in your houses and light a Diya, candle, torch or flashlight for 9 minutes at your doors, or balcony," PM Modi said.
The other prominent people included PT Usha, Pullela Gopichand, Vishwanathan Anand, Hima Das, Bajrang Punia, PV Sindhu, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, and Cheteshwar Pujara.
The Prime Minister further said that this will send out a message that nobody among the 130 crore Indians is alone in this fight against the deadly infection.
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