Mysuru, April 6:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi had requested people of the country to turn off electric lights and light candles and diyas on Sunday at 9 pm for 9 minutes. Residents of the heritage city responded positively to the PM’s call. The response was overwhelming.
Titular king of Mysuru Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar lit diyas along with his wife and son Adyaveer. Seer Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt lit diyas at the branch mutt at the foot of Chamundi Hills.
Seer Arjuna Avadhoota on Sonar Street lit lamps for 9 minutes on Sunday night at 9 pm. Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha, MLAs SA Ramadass and L Nagendra too lit lights along with their family members.
Diyas were lit at all streets and layouts of the heritage city Mysuru. People shouted slogans hailing Mother India. (MR/KS)