Shillong: Celebrations, festivals and several other occasions have come to a halt, including the annual gathering of people to celebrate Easter Sunday, amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Making the most of social media, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma led a unique initiative — ‘Meghalaya Prays’ — calling upon the entire nation to join hands at 6 pm on Sunday to sing hymns and pray at home.
People from Northeast and the rest of the country joined hands with the state to unitedly pray and seek God’s blessings to fight the crisis amid COVID-19.
‘Meghalaya Prays’ was streamed and broadcast live in various channels and social media platforms at 6pm on Sunday, and gained momentum with people from across the region solemnly taking part in the hymns — Amazing Grace and How Great thou art with candles in their hands.
“This Easter Sunday, the prayer and hymn that we had, I hope and believe that the strength of every person will go up. I am happy that the prayer has gone well,” Sangma said.
Expressing his gratitude to the people for participating in the prayer hymns, Sangma said, “This is truly a blessing for all of us as it has brought people from different states and from different parts of the world together to pray for our nation and the world. I would like to thank everyone who has helped make this happen and everyone who has participated and supported in ensuring that more and more people could be reached out through this prayer hymn. A blessed Easter Sunday to all of you.”