Dip in power demand: Minister
While there was no major technical glitch after this exercise, a few areas reported voltage fluctuations. A few streets in Shollingnallur did not get the power back for almost 40 minutes, said residents.In a press briefing, State Electricity Minister, P Thangamani said power demand in the State witnessed a dip of around 2,200 MW, more than what the officials had anticipated. “In the morning we estimated a dip of 1,200 MW across the State. But though it was more than what we anticipated, there were no major incidents reported. Power supply was back to normal at 9.11 pm as planned. At around 10 pm, the demand stood at 10,200 MW,” he added.
Rajinikanth and his wife Latha spread positivity by lighting candles.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit lit a candle along with his staff and he ensured social distancing during the 9 minute event.
residents in Coimbatore spread light with a message decorated with lit lamps.
JS Rudhra, class 10 student in Prim Rose School, Injambakkam has send us this creative message drawn by her.
Industrialist VG Santhosam, VG Raja Das showing solidarity by holding lamps.
Chennai ,Apr 6:
Amid sporadic fireworks, lights from earthen lamps, candles and torches lit up the skies of Tamil Nadu on Sunday night in the fight against coronavirus, in deference to Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s call to demonstrate the nation’s collective resolve. andles, earthen lamps, torch lights, phone torches were clearly visible from every house.
With most streets in the city doused in darkness, lamps lit along terrace ledges and balconies showed that the nine-minutes’ lights off request by Prime Minister Modi was a success in Chennai. There were also scenes of fire crackers lighting up the sky and phone torches being turned on in a show of solidarity. However, in many places people crowded on streets and house terraces to light lamps.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit lit a candle after switching off lights of the Raj Bhavan here for nine minutes.
“As per the appeal of the Prime Minister, Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu, lit a candle after switching of lights of Raj Bhavan, Chennai for 9 minutes from 9 pm today. Secretary to Governor and other officers also joined the Governor in this fight against Covid-19,” a Raj Bhavan release said.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami, while maintaining distance with other members of his family and officials, lit an earthen lamp at his residence.
Also, Deputy Chief Minister K Pannerselvam, Tamil Nadu Ministers including S P Velumani and K Pandiarajan lit lamps in their respective residences here.
Superstar Rajinikanth was among the celebrities who joined the symbolic event against the contagion and he held a candle in his Poes Garden residence.
Several young men burst crackers and lit up skies using a variety of fireworks here.
People came out to balconies and terraces of their residences and shone light from their mobile phones after turning off lights at their houses.
Several lit up the traditional ‘Kamakshi lamps’ and ‘Kuthuvilakku’, besides the earthen lamps.
The terraces of several buildings were lined up with endless rows of earthen lamps which was nothing short of a visual treat.