A beneficiary receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination drive at a hospital in New Delhi Photograph:( ANI )
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the 'collective spirit of 1.3 billion people' and expressed gratitude to the medical practitioners for their effort.
As India scripted history on Thursday for administering a billion COVID-19 doses, prominent leaders and key personalities in India and the world congratulated the country for reaching the significant milestone.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to congratulate the “collective spirit of 1.3 billion people" and express gratitude to the medical practitioners for their effort.
"India scripts history. We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians. Congrats India on crossing 100 crore vaccinations. Gratitude to our doctors, nurses and all those who worked to achieve this feat. #VaccineCentury," he tweeted.
India scripts history.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2021
We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians.
Congrats India on crossing 100 crore vaccinations. Gratitude to our doctors, nurses and all those who worked to achieve this feat. #VaccineCentury
WHO’s regional director of South Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh also congratulated the Indian people for the historic feat.
Among the first foreign dignitaries to laud India was Bhutan’s foreign minister Tandi Dorji, along with country's Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.
In what is a huge accomplishment not just for your country but the world, India hit the one billion mark of COVID-19 vaccination doses. On behalf of the people of Bhutan, I congratulate India! @narendramodi @PMOIndia https://t.co/1Af27xKOOF pic.twitter.com/zVcRRECc6S— PM Bhutan (@PMBhutan) October 21, 2021
Congratulations India 🇮🇳 for administering 1 billion COVID-19 vaccinations - a historic milestone!— ForeignMinisterBhutan (@FMBhutan) October 21, 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Neftali Bennett also extended his wishes to the Indian people.
Congratulations to @narendramodi on leading India's successful COVID-19 vaccination campaign that has now administered more than 1 billion vaccines to the Indian people.— Naftali Bennett בנט (@naftalibennett) October 21, 2021
These life-saving vaccines are helping us all defeat the global pandemic.
India’s health minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the COVID-19 War Room in national capital Delhi and interacted with staff to mark the historic achievement.
#WATCH Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visits COVID19 War Room in Delhi, interacts with staff and distributes sweets to mark India achieving one billion COVID19 vaccinations. Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan also present pic.twitter.com/WlaTi76dJJ— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2021
India’s home minister Amit Shah also joined his peers and tweeted in Hindi saying, "I thank all the scientists, researchers and health workers who have contributed in this Mahayagya (feat) by overcoming many challenges and congratulate Modi ji who is determined for the safety and health of every person. Jai Hind!"
इस ऐतिहासिक उपलब्धि पर पूरे देश को बधाई देता हूँ।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 21, 2021
अनेकों चुनौतियों को पार कर इस महायज्ञ में अपना योगदान देने वाले सभी वैज्ञानिकों, शोधकर्ताओं व स्वास्थ्यकर्मियों का आभार व हर व्यक्ति की सुरक्षा व स्वास्थ्य हेतु संकल्पित मोदी जी का अभिनन्दन करता हूँ।
जय हिन्द! #VaccineCentury pic.twitter.com/YDB0fxlTJN