22nd March 2020, which was exactly a year ago was the day when our country came to a halt. A 14-hour-long Janta curfew was imposed in the wake of Covid-19 in India.
But while the country has still not returned to normalcy and we’re witnessing a fresh wave of coronavirus, our country’s first imposed Janta Curfew has a special place in our hearts. So, here are some throwback pictures and videos which will bring back the memories of our very first lockdown.
PM Narendra Modi imposes Janta Curfew with his announcement and urges everyone to stay indoors between 7am – 9pm.
On 22nd March 2020, let us observe a Janata Curfew and add strength to the fight against COVID-19. #IndiaFightsCorona. pic.twitter.com/qOqhQaJES5— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 19, 2020
The busiest cities, roads, markets and streets were deserted in the wake of this curfew.
#WATCH Train services suspended, roads free from traffic as citizens of Mumbai observe #JantaCurfew announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/fkYYb381W6— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
ONE INDIA ONE PEOPLE – BRAVO 🇮🇳!!! pic.twitter.com/SWX91WWd7I— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) March 22, 2020
#JantaCurfew This is Marathahalli bridge right now! Thank You Bangaloreans! For responding to PM @narendramodi call.— Shannu Kaw (@ShannuKaw) March 22, 2020
(If u are not from Bangalore, you won’t appreciate what a miracle this is) pic.twitter.com/ejfeLZIoLR
Delhi: A flock of pigeons gather in Connaught Place area, as people restrict their movement in the national capital amid #JantaCurfew today announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/axyxt8fUxX— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
Empty streets in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra Bazar and Palampur pave way for a successful #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/CO4e5KlgnQ— DD News (@DDNewslive) March 22, 2020
Video from #CannughtPlace taken by me at 9 AM today. No one is on the road. People of Delhi is staying inside their homes. #JantaCurfew @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/67La2RNk76— Manish Shukla (@manishmedia) March 22, 2020
#JantaCurfew: The vegetable wholesale market in #Chandigarh closed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for self-imposed curfew. pic.twitter.com/zR0AKondyi— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
Full support to #JantaCurfew— jayesh s (@optomjayesh) March 22, 2020
From asias biggest onion market Lasalgaon ( nasik)
Thanks to our visionary prime minister shri @narendramodi @PiyushGoyal pic.twitter.com/xsLl0T4ihu
At 5 PM, citizens stood in their doorways, balconies, and windows, clapped their hands, banged pots and pans in appreciation for the professionals delivering these essential services. This event was named Thali Bajao.
Exactly one year ago on this day 22 March 2020 people observed #jantacurfew pic.twitter.com/1z4p5MtpyE— Adarsh Hegde (@adarshahgd) March 22, 2021
Today marks one-year to this historic road show.#JantaCurfew #lockdown #22Marchpic.twitter.com/6dsQpaXMA1— Ritesh Mahato (@Ritesh_7l) March 22, 2021
Happy one year anniversary to this gem 💙#5Baje5Minute #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/ub5xv22xyY— shuBham (@nightcaptainn) March 21, 2021
@narendramodi Salutations to all our heroes #5baje5minute from Omkar RaGa, Chembur. pic.twitter.com/QP2E9lQx9r— Dr. Mahalakshmi Iyer (@1DrMahalakshmi) March 22, 2020
Happy Anniversary #jantacurfew #JanataCurfew pic.twitter.com/9IvqwnPruh— Yazhini (@Yazhini_11) March 22, 2021
Here we go! 5pm. #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/pqnJMP2woO— Pankaj Ahuja (@panku_) March 22, 2020
Memories of #jantacurfew 🤪#jantacurfew Anniversary 👻#GoCoronaGo 😝 pic.twitter.com/iWYj4Sq5yb— Vasooli Minister (@crazy_kudii) March 22, 2021
Thread— Tabeenah Anjum (@TabeenahAnjum) March 22, 2020
Visuals from #Rajasthan
Men, women , children come out on streets of Jaipur to support unsung heroes of our society
In the backdrop of iconic hawa mahal chant slogans #CoronaBhagao #ThaliBajao #JantaCurfew #JantaCurfewChallenge#Covid_19india #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/x7smbL17hD
Trains honked to pay their respects.
Happy #jantacurfew #lockdown2021 #COVIDー19 #coronavirus #gocoronago #mumbai #Local #amchimumbai pic.twitter.com/MJ3Q5BUErI— Memers Gang 😎 (@GangMemers) March 22, 2021
Following this curfew, a nationwide lockdown was extended upto 21 days till May 31st, 2020.