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During Janta Curfew, Indian sports fraternity claps to thank essential service providers

During Janta Curfew, Indian sports fraternity claps to thank essential service providers
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 22 March 2020 12:15 PM GMT

In the run up to Janta Curfew asked by PM Modi, people in India came out on the balconies, terraces and windows of their houses on Sunday and clapped hands, beat thalis, blew conches to thank the essential service providers.

PM Modi in his address to nation had called these service providers amid coronavirus as warriors and asked the people of India to thank them at 5 pm on Sunday by stepping out on their balcony and clap their hands.

Like others, Indian sports fraternity also joined the action:

Hockey India twitted videos of men's and women's team gathering together from balconies and staircases to clap.

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap posted video of family members ringing bells.

https://twitter.com/parupallik/status/1241690774913159168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Shooter Heena Sidhu clapped from her balcony.

https://twitter.com/HeenaSidhu10/status/1241692877052248065?s=20

Former athlete P T Usha also joined the bandwagon to clap.

https://twitter.com/PTUshaOfficial/status/1241694763620790282?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

India's ace female paddler Manika Batra showed her gratitude by clapping from her balcony.

https://twitter.com/manikabatra_TT/status/1241695873270071298?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Union Sports Minister twitted sharing how athletes in SAI centres - Mirabai Chanu, Hima Das joined rest of India to express their gratitude.

https://twitter.com/KirenRijiju/status/1241702253406216193?s=20

Two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar joined his family to clap.

https://twitter.com/WrestlerSushil/status/1241707903309893632?s=20

Shooter Apurvi Chandela posted the video of banging a steel plate during the occasion.

https://twitter.com/apurvichandela/status/1241697100154298369?s=20

Para- athlete Deepa Malik also joined the bandwagon banging plate from her balcony.

https://twitter.com/DeepaAthlete/status/1241692831464316928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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