Centre Plans To Light Up 100 Monuments To Celebrate 100 Crore Covid Jabs

| Updated: October 22, 2021 12:49 pm

Centre is planning to commemorate the celebration of achieving  100 Crore covid 19 vaccines, by lighting up 100 monuments across the country in the colours of the national flag. Around 96.6 crore vaccine doses have already been administered till now,  the remarkable  100-crore mark was expected to be achieved on October 15

“Altogether 100 selected monuments across the country are going to be lit in the Tricolour to mark 100 crores Covid vaccine doses being administered in the country. We are working on it,” ASI director (monuments) N.K. Pathak, reportedly said. 

These monuments are:- Lower Fort Chandragiri, Andhra Pradesh 12. Fort with enclosed ancient buildings, Madhavaperumal temple and tower known as Madarsala Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh 13. Eastern portion of Salihundam hill Containing Buddhist Remains (A chaitya and four stupas) at Salihundam Village Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh 14. Salabatkhan’s Tomb, Mohekari Ahmednagar, Maharashtra Aurangabad Circle 15. Tomb of Rabia Daurani (Bibi-KaMaqbara),  etc along with 17 Unesco world heritage sites in India. 

ASI media consultant Manu Sharma said the monuments will be lit on the evening of October 14 and again on the day the 100-crore doses mark is achieved.  

ASI Patna circle superintending archaeologist Goutami Bhattacharya, reportedly said.“We have been asked to light the excavated ruins of Nalanda Mahavihara, Sher Shah’s Tomb in Sasaram, and the ancestral house of the first President Rajendra Prasad,”. 

the ASI has been appointed a budget of a whopping   Rs 1,043 crores to ensure the proper decoration for the monuments.

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