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India hits 1 billion COVID-19 jabs milestone! From Akshay Kumar to Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher to Varun Dhawan, celebs celebrate landmark feat

Where initially the Indian government and healthcare officials were finding it hard to convince the general public to get vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus, now, the country has achieved an important milestone. India has successfully administered one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, and to celebrate the milestone, thousands of Indians took to social media to share the excitement, including Bollywood celebrities. Akshay Kumar, who has always been one of the first Bollywood actors to tweet about any awareness campaigns launched by the government, took to Twitter and wrote, 'Incredibly proud day for India as we crossed the 100 crore vaccination milestone. A billion thanks@narendramodi ji, and to every frontline worker. जो दूसरे देश सोच भी नहीं सकते वो कर दिखाया। गर्व है। #VaccineCentury.' Kangana Ranaut, another enthusiastic social media user, took to her Instagram stories to share a series of posts celebrating the feat, as she wrote 'Congratulations' with an emoji of India's flag. While sharing the good news on his Instagram account, Varun Dhawan wrote, 'Wow, work well done.' Meanwhile, senior actor Anupam Kher took to social media and shared a video as he celebrated India's feat. He said, (PLAY VIDEO WITH AUDIO) 'Namaskar everyone, India has completed 100 crore vaccinations and India became the first country to achieve this milestone.' He also went on to thank the healthcare workers who made this possible. Along with the video, Anupam Kher wrote in Hindi, '100 crore Indians have been vaccinated. This is a very big achievement! For this, many congratulations and hail to the countrymen, to the medical workers, to the government and to the country! This is new India. It is not like that.' This year, the government wants all of India’s 944 million adults to get vaccinated. So far, as per reports, 75 percent of Indians have got at least one dose, and 31 percent have had two vaccination doses.

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