New Delhi: #100CroreVaccinations, a feat that has no parallel in the history of humankind! A vaccination programme for over a billion people executed in a time-bound manner. You may not be able to believe if this is the same India that struggled to vaccinate its children against polio for over 70 years. While the praises are being showered on India's leadership from across the globe, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) created a piece of art to celebrate the landmark moment of 100 crore vaccinations. ASI on Thursday illuminated 100 important monuments to show gratitude towards corona warriors – vaccinators, sanitation staff, paramedical, auxiliary workers, police personnel and everyone else who was involved in the successful execution of this drive.
The 100 monuments being lit up in Tri-color include UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar in Delhi, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, Konark Temple in Odisha, MamallapuramRath temples in Tamil Nadu, St Francis of Assisi Church in Goa, Khajuraho, the forts of Chittor and Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan, the excavated ruins of the ancient Nalanda University in Bihar and Dholavira (recently accorded world heritage status) in Gujarat.
To express gratitude towards corona warriors – vaccinators, sanitation staff, paramedical, auxiliary workers, police personnel etc., who have worked beyond their call of duty to help the Country face the pandemic effectively and for their selfless services to humankind the 100 monuments will remain lit in Tri-Color on the night of October 21, 2021, as India achieved the landmark 100 crore vaccination mark.
Vaccination played an important role in controlling the spread of the virus and halting the third wave and by administrating 100 crore COVID vaccine doses India becomes the only country along with China to be in the billion-dose club.
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