After the declaration made by PM Modi, people from all over the country followed the 9 pm for 9 minutes by switching off lights of their houses and burning diyas and candles instead. Well, as anticipated, not many people took the civilized way to celebrate the cause.
Rather, bursting crackers from the rooftops and around local streets became more important. This distasteful choice of taking everything to a new level of the disaster showed serious indecency in the youths of the country. Indian poet, Kumar Vishwas showed his agitation on social media. He expressed his shock not able to understand why a disaster like the coronavirus is fought with more such disastrous and baseless ideas.
In his tweet, he described how the people around his colony considered the appeal to be more like the festival Diwali. He was shocked to see how people were actually celebrating and he wondered when our ethics will improve. He further wrote of he was the only one in the colony to follow exactly what Modi had advised.
Here is the Tweet:
ये तो हद्द है😳कहा क्या गया,हो क्या रहा है ? कब सुधरेंगें😡? मेरी कॉलोनी में लोग सड़क पर पटाखे फोड़ रहे हैं ! हम हर विपदा का प्रहसन क्यूँ बना देते हैं ?कोरोना योद्धाओं के लिए कृतज्ञता का दीपक हथेली पर लिए, बालकनी से पटाखे न चलाने के लिए पड़ोसियों पर चिल्लाता मैं अकेला क्यूँ हूँ ?
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) April 5, 2020
Few other celebs and artists also expressed their shock. Actors like Sonam Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu did not quite like the idea of firecrackers going off. Actor Divya Dutta posted a tweet saying “we were asked to light a lamp and not burst firecrackers, why don’t people just get it?”
भैया इधर भी लोग पटाखे फोड़ रहे हैं
— pinkoo (@Pinkoo76) April 5, 2020
— नमो-रोगी (@Namo_rogi) April 5, 2020
विश्वास sir इन्हीं लोगों के लिए कहा गया है "विनाश काले विपरीत बुद्धि"
— Hindinama (@Hindinama2) April 5, 2020
Yaha Kolkata me to rocket fire se lakar parachute wala patakha fodh rahe h sab hm hi dhoka kha Gaye jo nhi kharide the
— Vivek Singh (@VivekSi64709977) April 5, 2020
आपको लगता है कि कभी सुधार आ सकता है??🤣🤣🤣
— Sumra (@Sumra_tweets) April 5, 2020
हमारा डर सही निकला!😂😂
— Bhakt Of Thrones (@BhaktThrones) April 5, 2020
As unfortunate as it looks, “bhakts” will never step a foot back to go and rise above the regular people to prove that we are plain ignorant. What do you think?