Government to mark big billion jabs milestone with India's largest khadi tricolour, illumination, song

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Government to mark big billion jabs milestone with India's largest khadi tricolour, illumination, song

Since the beginning of the country’s vaccination drive, 69.26 crore people have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and 27.88 crore are fully vaccinated. (Representative image)

India has hit the milestone of administering one billion or  100 crore doses of vaccines against coronavirus today, nine months after the mega inoculation drive began. The government has planned various events to mark the landmark number of jabs in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning visited Delhi’s RML Hospital.

To mark the completion of administering of 100 crore, the largest khadi tricolour in the country, weighing around 1,400 kg, will be displayed at the Red Fort today, news agency PTI quoted official sources as saying. The same tricolour with dimensions 225 feet by 150 feet was unfurled on Gandhi Jayanti in Leh, they said.

Union Health Minister Mansukh will launch a song by singer Kailash Kher and an audio-visual film at the Delhi’s Red Fort.

All Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) monuments across states, including Red Fort and Qutb Minar, will be illuminated to mark the occasion.

Local folk and handloom artists are also set to come out with their unique creations.

At sea ports in coastal states, there will be announcement from ships of ships.

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