Vaccine Century: India celebrates 100 doses of COVID vaccine by lighting up historic monuments with Tricolor


New Delhi | Jagran Press Office: India made history on Thursday as the country took a milestone by administering 100 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines to its citizens. India has thus become the second country in the world to achieve the feat after China, which administered 1 billion doses of the COVID vaccine in June.

Hailing the achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a historic day for the country, adding that the country now has a strong armor of 100 crore COVID vaccine doses to fight the most great pandemic in 100 years.

To mark the occasion, the Aga Palace in Pune, the Tomb of Salabatkhan, Ahmednagar, the Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu and the Cooch Behar Palace in West Bengal were illuminated on the eve of October 21, when the milestone was achieved.

Meanwhile, to celebrate the occasion, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to illuminate 100 heritage monuments in tricolor. The move will be a tribute to all medical professionals, frontline workers, scientists, vaccine makers and people living in India who fought the deadly virus with courage and patience.

Seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Tughlaqabad Fort, Purana Qila, Fatehpur Sikri Agra, Ramappa Temple, Hampi, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Dholavira (Gujarat), the former Leh Palace; Currency Building and Metcalf Hall in Kolkata; The temples of Khajuraho (MP) and the fort of Golconda in Hyderabad will be illuminated in tricolor.

Posted by: Mallika Mehzabeen

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