PM Narendra Modi's 104th Mann ki Baat | Photo: File/@PMO
Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced his address of the 104th episode of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, Sunday (August 27) with a poem dedicated to the success of India’s lunar mission-Chandrayaan-3. "The sun has risen," said the Prime Minister, speaking of the nation’s feat in becoming the world's first country to touch the south pole of the Moon.
"Today as I am talking to you, a poem comes to my mind. Holding the head high in the sky, amid thick dark clouds, to shine brightly, the sun has risen. Walking with determination to cross every hurdle and dispel the darkness, the sun has risen," said PM Modi roughly translated from Hindi.
Take a look at the poem, PM Modi recited in order to celebrate the success of Chandrayaan-3:
Further talking about the space endeavours of Indian scientists, PM Modi said, "Mission Chandrayaan has become a symbol of the spirit of New India, which wants to ensure victory, and also knows how to win in any situation. India's mission, Chandrayaan, also exhibits women's empowerment. The involvement of women scientists and engineers in this entire mission is a testimony to the fact. The daughters of India are now challenging even the infinite space. When the daughters of a country become so ambitious, then who can stop that country from becoming developed?"
"Today, our dreams are big and so are our efforts." Along with our scientists, other sectors have also played an important role in the success of Chandrayaan-3. Many countrymen have contributed to meeting all the parts and technical requirements. When everyone's effort was put together, success was achieved," he added.
This edition of Mann Ki Baat is the first after India's Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon on August 23 making headlines across the globe.