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ISRO Gets VP Naidu's Salute: 'Hopes Of 1.3 Billion Indians Intact'

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

On Saturday, as the nation stood with pride with ISRO, after it lost communication with its lander, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that it is not a moment of despair and saluted the scientists and engineers associated with India's moon mission Chandrayaan 2 for their hard work. Registering a near landing, the Vikram lander of Chandrayaan 2 lost communication just two minutes before the landing, at a point when it was only 2.1 km away from Lunar surface. "There is nothing to despair. ISRO only lost communication with the Lander & not the hopes of 1.3 billion Indians. The Orbiter with its payloads is performing its mission," the Vice President wrote on Twitter.

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Speaking to the scientists and all other workers of ISRO related to Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday morning assured that the nation is proud of ISRO and it is hopeful about the future ventures in space.  He also consoled ISRO chairman K Sivan who broke into tears as the Prime Minister shook his hands with him after his inspirational speech. PM Modi also said that scientists are an inspiration for the entire nation.

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"To our scientists, I want to say, India is with you. You are exceptional professionals. You have given your best always and will give us several more in the future. True to your nation, you ventured to a place where no one has ever done before. "Aap log makhan pe lakir karne wale nahi, pathhar pe lakir karne waale hain". You came as close as you could. Stay steady and look ahead."

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