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From distributing laddoos to painting airline with PM's face: How India celebrated vaccine milestone

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore milestone on Thursday. Celebrating the feat, SpiceJet airlines on Thursday unveiled a special livery on its Boeing 737 aircraft at the Delhi airport. India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach the 30-crore mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. Here are some of the highlights in photos of how the nation celebrated the historic achievement.

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 21, 2021 20:06 IST ]
  • SpiceJet unveils a special aircraft livery to mark 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine milestone in New Delhi.
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    SpiceJet unveils a special aircraft livery to mark 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine milestone in New Delhi.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the vaccination centre at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, in New Delhi
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the vaccination centre at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, in New Delhi

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    "Beautiful flower-petal rangolis adorn AIIMS, Delhi to mark India's 100 crore vaccines achievement," tweets Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

  • Members of BJP distribute sweets to celebrate 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine in New Delhi.
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    Members of BJP distribute sweets to celebrate 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine in New Delhi.

  • Doctors and nursing staff of the District hospital celebrate as India crossed the 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Mirzapur.
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    Doctors and nursing staff of the District hospital celebrate as India crossed the 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Mirzapur.

  • Doctors and nurses celebrate as India crosses the mark of 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivali.
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    Doctors and nurses celebrate as India crosses the mark of 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivali.

  • Parliament building illuminated with lights as India crossed the 1 billion COVID-19 vaccination milestone, in New Delhi, Thursday
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    Parliament building illuminated with lights as India crossed the 1 billion COVID-19 vaccination milestone, in New Delhi, Thursday

  • India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach the 30-crore mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. 
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    India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach the 30-crore mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. 

  • SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh -- also present on the occasion -- said the reaching of 100-crore-dose milestone in mere 279 days was testament to the efforts of health workers and the cooperation of citizens.
 
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    SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh -- also present on the occasion -- said the reaching of 100-crore-dose milestone in mere 279 days was testament to the efforts of health workers and the cooperation of citizens.

     

  • Health workers celebrate with vaccine beneficiaries India administering 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai
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    Health workers celebrate with vaccine beneficiaries India administering 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai

  • The top five states which have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
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    The top five states which have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Nursing staff of the M S Ramaiah hospital draws a rangoli to celebrate the 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Bengaluru
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    Nursing staff of the M S Ramaiah hospital draws a rangoli to celebrate the 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Bengaluru

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