In pictures | India celebrates 100-crore COVID-19 vaccine doses mark

100 monuments, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites — Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar in Delhi, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, Konark Temple in Odisha and Mamallapuram Rath temples in Tamil Nadu — were lit up.

Updated - October 21, 2021 10:22 pm IST

Published - October 21, 2021 08:13 pm IST

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on October 21 illuminated 100 monuments in the tricolour to celebrate the milestone of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses . Thanking frontline workers, the ASI said in a statement that 100 monuments, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites — Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar in Delhi, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, Konark Temple in Odisha and Mamallapuram Rath temples in Tamil Nadu — were lit up.

Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi on October 21, 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “India scripts history. We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and the collective spirit of 130 crore Indians." 

Konark Sun temple in Odisha on October 21, 2021. According to official sources, around 75% of India's all eligible adult population has been administered at least the first dose and around 31% has received both the doses of the vaccine.

The Astodia Gate in Ahmedabad on October 21, 2021. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will light up 100 of its heritage monuments in colours of the national flag to mark 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses being administered in the country.

Charminar in Hyderabad on October 21, 2021. Seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites are among the 100 monuments which will be illuminated in tricolour.

Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad on October 21, 2021. The officials said it is part of the activities being planned around the milestone across the country.

The shore temple in Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu on October 21, 2021.

Sri Mulanathar Temple at Bahur in Puducherry, being illuminated in tricolor on Thursday.

Sanchi Stupa near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Kondareddy Buruju in Kurnool on October 21, 2021.

Vellore Fort on October 21, 2021.

Teen Darwaza Gate in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Ramappa temple in Telangana on October 21, 2021. The 13th century Ramappa temple in Palampet, Telangana was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site only recently in July 2021.

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bengaluru on Thursday.

The Vittala Temple at Hampi is one of the 100 monuments to be illuminated by the Archaeological Survey of India.

The Gol Gumbaz at Vijayapura on October 21, 2021.

The Brihadeeswara temple at Gangaikondacholapuram, Tiruchi on October 15, 2021.

Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi on October 21, 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “India scripts history. We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and the collective spirit of 130 crore Indians." 
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