New Delhi (Sputnik): Indians will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to light earthen lamps, candles, or torches at 9 p.m. IST on Sunday, as a symbol of unity in the fight against COVID-19.
A large number of social media regulars have appealed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote Ayurveda – India’s traditional healthcare system to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
The appeal comes after a federal minister claimed that treatment for the COVID-19 infection for “Prince Charles through Ayurveda and homeopathy has been successful”. Prince Charles’ office later rejected such reports from India.
The British prince, aged 71, has been a vocal supporter of Ayurveda in the past. In 2018, he even joined Indian Prime Minister Modi during his UK visit to a museum in London to launch a new Ayurvedic Centre of Excellence.
However, a lot of people want Prime Minister Modi to use this time to promote the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda.
Some are taking to Twitter to support Modi’s move shine light sources from balconies or houses without congregating at 9 p.m. IST on Sunday for nine minutes to help the public dispel the persisting fear of corona.
Thousands of people on Twitter have made the hashtag #Request to PM trend with 71.6 k tweets so far, containing a host of suggestions and updates about the problems they witness around them.
India, as of today, has 3,374 active cases of COVID-19, including 65 foreign nationals, while 77 people have lost their lives to the infection, according to the federal Health and Family Welfare Ministry.