#5baje5minute | Indians Show Gratitude To Doctors, Workers By Claps, Ring Bells Across The Country
People come out on their terraces and balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services. #5baje5minute
A country stalked by an eerie silence came alive, suddenly, at 5pm. Sounds of clapping and beating utensils rang out of residential areas, houses, and high-rises, lifting the somber Sunday mood.
Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeals, citizens across the country came out of their homes and in their balconies, clapping, beating utensils and even ringing bells as a mark of solidarity with health officials and emergency workers who are working tirelessly in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Applauds for the Acclaimed”! #DelhiAirport echoed with the #claps of appreciation for the efforts of each and everyone around. #5baje5minute #ThankYouDoctors @narendramodi @PMOIndia @HardeepSPuri @MoCA_GoI @MoHFW_INDIA @AAI_Official pic.twitter.com/58pEFC4Ygo— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) March 22, 2020
Earlier, PM Modi rang a reminder to citizens. “Do remember, 5 PM this evening for 5 minutes... Be on your terraces, balconies or windows to express gratitude to all those who are working 24/7 so that our nation becomes free from COVID-19. #JantaCurfew,” he tweeted.
Indians, who avoided venturing out — as requested by Modi in a television address on Thursday — were prompt to take to social media. Videos and photos of people, including children, in their balconies and terraces, clapping and clanging utensils started doing the rounds. So much so that #5baje5minute and #claps became trending topics on Twitter.
Prime Minister @narendramodi is repository of great ideas. #5baje5minute has proved it yet again. Its not only gratitude to all those who are working tirelessly against #CoronaVirus, people are feeling positive with feeling of TOGETHERNESS this has brought. pic.twitter.com/jzt8Yoz5ox— Prashant Singh (@PROCBS) March 22, 2020
Paid my gratitude to Doctors, medical staff, Air India and Air Force, security and emergency service personnel who r rendering a great service in India's fight against #CoronaVirus.— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) March 22, 2020
Entire country stood united on the appeal of PM @narendramodi. We shall overcome. #5baje5minute pic.twitter.com/MSZ0MrFpoL
Finally we are one!! What a happy moment to see everyone ring bells and clap for the people that are tirelessly working at the time of this crisis. I am also doing my bit. #StaySafeStayHome India.— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 22, 2020
Jai hind🙏🏾#clapforourcarers #5baje5minute pic.twitter.com/F5mnYEAk8A