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. Registering a near landing, the Vikram lander of India's moon mission Chandrayaan 2 lost communication just two minutes before the landing, at a point when it was only 2.1 km from Lunar surface. 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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"Science is never satisfied with the results. There are no failures in Science, only experiments and efforts. The inherent quality of science is to strive. Results can never stop Science and scientists. This is our culture. Science is the greatest contributer of knowledge. (Gyaan ka saathi vigyaan hi hai), the Prime Minister said. PM Modi also said that the country is proud of the scientists. He wished them the best.
"Your dreams are higher than us. Your attempts have the strength to touch success. And therefore I can say this with full faith in your will power. I am no here to give you advice. I am here to get inspiration from you. You are a sea of inspiration and a live example of inspiration. Therefore, this is the moment of pride where the scientific mind converts depression into immense hope. I wish you all the best," he added.
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To our scientists I want to say- India is with you! You are exceptional professionals who have made an incredible contribution to national progress: PM
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 travelled 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."
#ProudOfISRO | There will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon. It has been our tradition and culture to continue with determination towards our goals without being dissuaded by results. ISRO is a living example of the spirit of never accepting defeat: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/hAz26e7PrW— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019
"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. "Aaplog makhan pe lakir karne wale nahi, pathhar pe lakir karnawale hain". You came as close as you could. Stay steady and look ahead."
#ProudOfISRO | 'We are proud of our space programme and scientists, their hard work and determination has ensured a better life not only for our citizens but also for other nations': PM Modi interacts with #ISRO scientists in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/OTE04PvxPU— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019
Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan 2 was supposed to land on the Moon at 1:53 am on Saturday. Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar exploration mission developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), after Chandrayaan-1. The mission was launched to the Moon from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 July 2019 at 2.43 PM IST. The mission was launched via Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III and consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a lunar rover named 'Pragyan', all of which were developed in India.