PM Narendra Modi consoled an emotional ISRO Chairman K Sivan after his speech at ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru following the loss of communication with Vikram Lander of the Chandrayaan 2 mission. While departing from the Centre, K Sivan shook hands with PM Modi and exchanged words. At this point, he got emotional as PM Modi pulled him for a hug. Tears rolled down from Sivan's face as PM Modi held him in a tight embrace.
PM Narendra Modi spoke consolingly with K Sivan. He had delivered an inspiring speech, congratulating the ISRO team and even said that he had spent the morning with them to be inspired by them. He also said that India felt what they went through as the communication from Vikram Lander stopped a few minutes before its landing. Watch the heartwarming video of PM Modi consoling the ISRO chief below:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 8 AM on Saturday, in the backdrop of Chandrayaan-2's lander 'Vikram' losing contact with ground stations. Earlier in the day, contact from the lander to the ground stations was lost during its powered descent to the Lunar surface minutes before the planned touch-down. Talking about the same, Modi in his speech to ISRO scientists on Saturday morning said, 'The best is yet to come in our space programme; India is with you.
#ProudOfISRO | 'India is certain that there will be many more opportunities to rejoice and be proud. We are full of confidence that when it comes to our space programme, the best is yet to come': PM Modi at the #ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/TCHFxvZzDE— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019