PM Modi Commends Women Scientists of ISRO for Key Role in Chandrayaan-3 Success
Ten News Network
Bengaluru, August 26, 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the women scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday, acknowledging their pivotal contribution to the successful ‘Chandrayaan-3’ mission. He lauded their efforts and emphasized the significant role they played in achieving India’s historic lunar landing.
Addressing the scientists at ISRO’s Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru, PM Modi highlighted the importance of their work, stating, “Women scientists played a key role in the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The ‘Shivkshakti’ point (landing spot on the lunar South Pole) will inspire future generations to take up science for the welfare of people. People’s welfare remains our supreme commitment.”
Congratulating the ISRO team for this achievement, PM Modi commended their role in elevating the country to new heights. He stated, “You (ISRO scientists) took the country to new heights. It was not an ordinary achievement. This mission demonstrates the power of our space research and programme. India is on the moon. We also placed the symbol of our national pride (Tricolour) on the moon.”
PM Modi further praised the scientists for pushing boundaries, stating, “You took us to where nobody had gone before. This is today’s Bharat. This is a fearless Bharat. This is an India brimming with new and innovative ideas. Our thinking has changed. This is an India, which is giving hope to the world even from the dark side of the moon.”
He reminisced the moment of lunar landing, expressing, “As our lander touched down on the lunar surface, not only did everyone here at ISRO but people across the country and beyond erupted in unbridled celebrations. Who can ever forget that moment? Some moments are never to be forgotten. The lunar landing was one such moment.”
Earlier in the day, PM Modi arrived at the ISRO headquarters and met the team of scientists, including ISRO chief S Somanath, who played a crucial role in the lunar mission.