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

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."  Photo: R.V. MOORTHY
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. Photo: Special Arrangement
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. Photo: VIJAY SONEJI
Charminar in Hyderabad on October 21, 2021. Seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites are among the 100 monuments which will be illuminated in tricolour. Photo: NAGARA GOPAL
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. Photo: G. RAMAKRISHNA
The shore temple in Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu on October 21, 2021. Photo: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
Sri Mulanathar Temple at Bahur in Puducherry, being illuminated in tricolor on Thursday. Photo: S.S. KUMAR
Sanchi Stupa near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Photo: A.M. FARUQUI
Kondareddy Buruju in Kurnool on October 21, 2021. Photo: U. SUBRAMANYAM
Vellore Fort on October 21, 2021. Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy
Teen Darwaza Gate in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Photo: VIJAY SONEJI
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. Photo: Special Arrangement
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bengaluru on Thursday. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.
The Vittala Temple at Hampi is one of the 100 monuments to be illuminated by the Archaeological Survey of India. Photo: Special Arrangement
The Gol Gumbaz at Vijayapura on October 21, 2021. Photo: Special Arrangement
The Brihadeeswara temple at Gangaikondacholapuram, Tiruchi on October 15, 2021. Photo: Special Arrangement
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