The vaccine drive in India saw its first footing on January 16, 2021.
To celebrate the grand occasion of India crossing 1 billion that is 100 crores COVID 19 vaccination mark, the Archaeological Survey of India lit up 100 monuments of India in colours of the national flag.
It was a tribute to all the hard-working frontline workers, scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, vaccine producers and the citizens of the country who fought the virus bravely, the officials stated.
Among the 100 monuments, 17 of them were UNESCO World Heritage Sites, here is a complete list:
- Red Fort
- Qutub Minar
- Humayun Tomb
- Tughlaqabad Fort
- Purana Qila
- Fatehpur Sikri Agra
- Ramappa Temple
- Hampi, Dholavira (Gujarat)
- Leh Palace (Kolkata)
- Khajuraho temples (MP)
- Golconda Fort in Hyderabad
Here are some photos of the lit-up monuments:
India’s vaccination drive that began on January 16 has seen a long way now. Initially, it was eligible for healthcare workers then 60+ of age and 45+ people with comorbidities and then finally making it eligible for all adults above 18 years of age from April 1.
PM Modi congratulated the medical workers and citizens of India for accomplishing and combating the biggest pandemic in 100 years.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated everyone for achieving this milestone and said it was all possible under the leadership of PM Modi.
This celebration of monuments was a breathtaking scenario that made this grand milestone a big celebration.
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