Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with school students from across the country who were present at the ISRO headquarters on Saturday night to witness the landing of Vikram lander on the Moon. PM Modi spoke to the students and told them to not be afraid of failures, instead try to overcome every failure. A wonderful conversation took place between a student and the Prime Minister when he asked for tips to become President of India.
While PM Modi was speaking to the student, a student asks: "My aim is to become President of India so what steps I should follow?" PM Modi patted the back the students and says: "Why President? Why not Prime Minister?" The clip went viral within hours. PM Modi was visibly happy to interact with the children. He said "aim big in life and divide targets into small parts. Go to achieving these small goals. Forget about what you missed and never let disappointment enter in the way." Here is the video:
#WATCH Bengaluru: "Why President? Why not Prime Minister?", says PM Modi when a student, selected through ISRO's 'Space Quiz' competition to watch the landing of Vikram Lander along with him, asks him, ''My aim is to become the President of India. What steps should I follow?'' pic.twitter.com/rhSlY1tMc4— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to the scientists and all others at ISRO related to India's moon mission Chandrayaan 2, hours after the loss of communication with the Vikram Lander just 2.1 km away from the Lunar surface. Speaking at the ISRO monitoring centre at Bengaluru, PM Modi spoke inspirationally about how far the scientists had travelled, how proud the country was of them, about science, and about tenacity and resilience being fundamental to Indian ethos. Calling the scientists an inspiration for the entire nation, the Prime Minister said that one obstruction cannot stop the flight of ISRO's success. He also extended his best wishes to the scientist community for upcoming missions. Below are the excerpts from PM Modi's full speech at ISRO monitoring centre on Saturday.
"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."
#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