PM Hugging ISRO Chief Sivan 'heartwarming': Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher

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PM Narendra Modi consoled an emotional ISRO Chairman K Sivan after his speech at ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
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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.

PM Modi reassures ISRO chief K Sivan in a moving moment at Bengaluru

"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.

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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 -

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(With PTI inputs)

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