Mangaluru, March 22, 2020: Thousands of people across Mangaluru on Sunday cheered the medical fraternity for containing Coronavirus by clapping, ringing bells and blowing conch shells for 5 minutes at 5 pm, as urged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
People from all age groups across the country expressed their gratitude including politicians, film stars, sports personalities and common man. The social media today is flooded with videos of celebrations that showcased unity of the nation and a strong will power to fight against the deadly virus.
Leading the applause to Corona warriors, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and his family members clapped loudly 5 minutes non-stop outside his personal residence in the city’’s northern suburb.
"Yediyurappa thanked the people for their collective response to Modi’’s call for expressing gratitude to the medical fraternity in containing the communicable disease risking their health and welfare. He also lauded the people for staying at home through the day as urged by Modi to observe janata curfew," the official said.
Preisdent Ramnath Kovind, heavyweight politicians Yogi Adityanath, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Prakash Javadekar, Manoj Tiwari, Jyotiraditya Scindia, social activists Baba Ramdev, actor Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kirti Sanon, Deepika Padukone, Shilpa Sherry and others thanked national heros and fighters against corovirus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in another tweet, thanked people of the country for staying indoors and powering the drive to curb spreading of virus. PM Modi said the direction given by the Centre and the state governments should be followed by every citizen and fight against coronavirus continues.