BANGALURU: “This is India, which thinks innovatively and uniquely. This is the India which goes to dark zones and illuminates the world by spreading light,” says PM Naarendra Modi as he addresses Isro scientists in Bengaluru on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon’s surface. “I wanted to meet you as soon as possible and salute you…salute your efforts,” PM Modi said at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru. today. Prime Minister Modi flew down to Bengaluru directly from the Greek capital of Athens to congratulate and interact with ISRO scientists. The spot where Chandrayaan-3’s moon lander landed, that point will be known as ‘Shivshakti’, announces Prime Minister Narendra Modi
ISRO chairman S Somanath received PM Modi, who patted his back and hugged him for the successful culmination of the lunar landing mission. On the eve of PM Modi’s visit to the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru to meet the scientists behind the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission, the Congress on Friday alleged that the PM has barred Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah from receiving him (Modi) at the airport.
He met ISRO scientists involved in the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission to the Moon in Karnataka’s Bengaluru. The PM was received at Tracking and Command Centre in the Peenya industrial area of Bengaluru. (ISTRAC) by ISRO Chief S Somanath and other scientists.
Prime Minister hailed the historic feat achieved by the country’s scientific body. “I could not come earlier as I was not in the country, but I decided to visit Bengaluru first and meet our scientists on arrival in India,” Modi said.
“India will celebrate August 23 as ‘National Space Day’ to mark the successful touchdown of Chandrayaan-3 mission’s lander,” says PM Modi. “You have awakened an entire generation and left a deep imprint on them,” PM Modi tells Isro scientists on Chandrayaan-3 mission success “This is no ordinary achievement; it’s a roaring announcement of India’s scientific achievement in the infinite universe,” says PM Modi
Mr Modi met and congratulated ISRO scientists on th”India’s chest of knowledge and science is buried under the era of slavery. In the ‘Aazadi Ka Amrit Kaal’, we have to excavate this chest,” says PM Modi as he addresses ISRO scientists in Bengaluru on the successful landing of Chandray”Experts say that in a few years,
Prime Minister said India’s space industry will become $16 billion from $8 billion,” says PM Modi at Isro Telemetry Tracking & Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru. He said the “Women scientists played a key role in Chandrayaan 3. This ‘Shivkshakti’ point will inspire the upcoming generations to use science for the welfare of people. The welfare of people is our supreme commitment,” says PM Modi.
“Our scientists built an artificial Moon at the Isro research facility to test the soft landing of the Lander. The lander was bound to succeed as it passed several tests before going there (to the Moon),” says PM Modi. “I wanted to meet you as soon as possible and salute you, salute your efforts,” says PM Modi, as he gets emotional while addressing Isro scientists in Bengaluru. ‘I was in South Africa but my mind was with you’: PM Modi
“Today, I am feeling a different level of happiness… such occasions are very rare. This time, I was so restless, I was in South Africa but my mind was with you,” says Modi at ISRO.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah congratulates ISRO scientists after the successful soft landing of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 on the surface of the Moon, at the ISRO center, Peenya, in Bengaluru, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. This, said the party’s Jairam Ramesh, is because of the PM’s ‘irritation’ at not being able to be the first person to felicitate the scientists; this was done by the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Karnataka, both of whom are from the Congress. He is apparently so irritated with the CM and Deputy CM of Karnataka for felicitating the scientists of ISRO before him, that he has purportedly barred the CM from receiving him at the airport, going against protocol,”
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Governor Thawarchand Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar were not present with the Prime Minister on stage. The PM said that he had requested the Karnataka leaders to not go through the trouble of waking up very early in the morning to receive him.”As I did not know when I will reach Bengaluru, I requested the Chief Minister, Governor, and Deputy Chief Minister not to take trouble so early,” PM Modi said.
“…The scientists, engineers & technicians at ISRO have made the country proud. They have taken the legacy of ISRO forward. PM Modi wants to take credit wherever he goes…I have no objections to the names that he (PM Modi) has given. I think it is a little inappropriate for PM Modi to take credit for such a big mission which was accomplished by our scientists…,” says Congress leader Supriya Shrinate.
(Bureau Report With Media Inputs)