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". PM Modi said he could understand the feelings of scientists a few hours earlier when it became clear that Chandrayaan-2's final journey did not go as per plan. And later, PM Modi addressed the nation at 8 AM on Saturday.
"Your eyes said a lot and I could read the sadness on your face. I have lived those moments with you. When the message of communication cut-off with the mission was received, you were all shaken," he said, adding that this was why he did not stay for long with them in the early hours and came back in the morning, not to preach them but to be inspired by them. Post his speech, Prime Minister Modi was seen hugging and consoling a visibly disappointed and emotional ISRO chief K Sivan.
Reacting to the video, Anupam Kher said that this visual 'will be etched in every Indian's memory'. Meanwhile, Sonam Kapoor called the video 'heartwarming'. Other Bollywood celebrities like Ranveer Shorey, Vishal Dadlani too took to their Twitter handle to praise the hard work by ISRO scientists. Read full tweets -
Dear PM @narendramodi ji!! Your speech at @isro will remain one of the most inspirational speeches ever. Your affectionate and emotional hug to #Isro Chief K.Sivan is a visual that will be etched in every Indian’s memory for years. You make us feel protected. Thank you.🙏🙏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/XMf1f7Dyxs— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 7, 2019
These tears, Dear @isro, are the rocket fuel that will propel #India to be the dominant space power in the future. Deep respect and pride for your achievements and great expectations from you for the future. Jai Hind. https://t.co/h028olr4uZ— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (Ranvir Shorey) (@RanvirShorey) September 7, 2019
This moment choked me it’s so precious, so much to learn from the one who is serving the nation and the one who is leading, remarkable people 🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/wU85UcxaNy— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) September 7, 2019
Nothing but respect for ISRO! 🙏🏽 Jai Hind!— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 7, 2019
#Chandrayan2 stand by our@isro Phir se hum Sankalp Utha ke— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) September 7, 2019
Aur tvara se niklenge
Nas Nas dhanush dor kheenchenge
Vijay gagan par likh denge
Jaag uthi hai jot hriday mein
Ab isko chain kahan
Andhkaar se jaa kar keh do
Ujiyaare hi jeetenge #ISRO #ISROMission
(With PTI inputs)