New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) illuminated 100 monuments with tri-color across the country as India achieved the landmark milestone of administrating 100 crore COVID vaccinations. The world is witnessing the largest and fastest vaccination drive in India against the pandemic. ASI gesture was a mark of respect and gratitude towards corona warriors who have contributed relentlessly in the fight against the pandemic.
In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed the 100-crore milestone on October 21. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community and health professionals for working towards achieving this stupendous feat.
The 100 monuments which were lit up with tri-color on October 21 included UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutb Minar in Delhi, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, Konark Temple in Odisha, Mamallapuram Rath temples in Tamil Nadu, St Francis of Assisi Church in Goa, Khajuraho temples, the Deeg palace and the forts of Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan, the excavated ruins of the ancient Nalanda University in Bihar and Dholavira in Gujarat.
“To express gratitude towards corona warriors – health workers, sanitation staff, paramedical, auxiliary workers, police personnel, etc., who have worked beyond their call of duty to help the country face the pandemic effectively. For their selfless services to humankind, the 100 monuments were lit up in tri-color on the night of October 21 as India achieved the landmark 100 crore vaccination mark,” An ASI official said.