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Gautam Gambhir: ISRO Chief & PM's Embrace 'define India & Humanity'

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The former Indian opener said that it was a failure only when they did not learn from setbacks and vowed to return stronger
  • PM Modi said that ISRO is a source of inspiration
  •  ISRO's plan to soft-land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the Lunar surface did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gautam Gambhir saluted the spirit of the ISRO scientists and said that the best is yet to come for the organization. Overwhelming support has poured in for the brave ISRO scientists from all over the world, encouraging the minds to work harder and further in the future. ISRO's plan to soft-land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the Lunar surface did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked ISRO scientists not to get disheartened by the hurdles in the moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and asserted that there will be a "new dawn and better tomorrow".He upheld that there were no setbacks in science, just efforts and experiments, and highlighted the significance of resilience and tenacity to India's ethos. After his speech, PM Modi also consoled an emotional ISRO Chairman K Sivan, reassuring him with a warm hug and several pats on the back.

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Gautam Gambhir salutes ISRO's spirit

The BJP leader said that PM Modi's embrace with ISRO chief K Sivan defined India and the term humanity. The former cricketer shared a picture of PM Modi embracing K Sivan, as he condoled the chief and patted him encouragingly. Gambhir penned two beautiful lines in Hindi to begin the post which read 'We will touch the moon soon, now let's touch some hearts', dedicating it to the brave scientists of ISRO. Gambhir said that he was proud of Prime Minister Narendra 
Modi and ISRO and its chief K Sivan. Here's the tweet shared by Gambhir: 

 

The former Indian opener said that it was a failure only when they did not learn from setbacks and vowed to return stronger. Saluting the spirit of the brave scientists of ISRO, Gambhir said that ISRO had made the dream of the entire country come true. He concluded his message saying that the best is yet to come, affirming his support to ISRO and its scientists. Earlier, former cricketer, Virender Sehwag had also dedicated some encouraging words in the form of verse for ISRO. Here's what the East Delhi MP had to say:

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PM Modi draws inspiration from ISRO scientists

PM Modi said that ISRO is a source of inspiration: "As important as the final result is the journey and the efforts. I can proudly say that efforts were worth it and so was the journey. Our team worked hard and traveled far and those teachings will always remain with us. We will look back on the journey and effort with great satisfaction. The learning from today will make us stronger and better. There will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon. It is our culture to work hard without worrying about the result. Our history of thousand years has proven several times that we don't stop when the problem arrives. ISRO is also an example of our strong will power."  

PM Modi's advice to students to stay motivated to achieve their goal

The Prime Minister also added: "We have to remember that the journey of Chandrayaan has been magnificent. During this entire mission, the country has been proud and happy several times. Right now, our orbiter is revolving around the moon swiftly. No matter wherever I was - in-country or outside - I always took information about Chandrayaan. ISRO is one of the best space stations because of your hard work. It was your hard work that you hoisted the national flag in Mars in your first attempt. Our Chandrayaan informed the world that there is water in the Moon. These were results of your hard work. We have launched more than 100 satellites together by setting a new record. When ISRO has an encyclopedia of success then few obstructions will not take your flight out of trajectory. Our culture, our mentality, our thinking teaches us that we should not be unhappy and depressed."

Communication from Vikram Lander lost, data being analysed: ISRO

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