PM Narendra Modi interacted with the students at the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Monitoring Centre for Chandrayaan 2 mission in Bengaluru after the contact with the Vikram lander was lost minutes before it was about to land on the lunar surface. PM Modi had one on one communication with the students who asked him many questions and shared their dreams and aspirations. Students from Bhutan were also present for interaction with PM Modi. PM Modi while speaking to the students motivated them and advised them on how to keep going after facing a setback.
"On must focus on the goal, and divide the goal into small parts, and add together what you have achieved but forget the moments where you failed to achieve the goal," he said to a student. "Otherwise, you would think, 'that day it didn't work out, that day it didn't work out, then you will feel disappointment, you should," he added.
PM Modi also checked what was the perception the students carried about the entire episode of Chandrayaan 2's expected landing witnessed at ISRO where Vikram lander lost contact just minutes before landing on the surface. "What will you tell when you return home?" he asked. The students said, "The mission was about to be successful, but we lost contact," to which PM Modi said "Yes." He also spoke to students from Bhutan asking if they had made friends at the ISRO centre.
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Towards the final moments of the historic feat, just before it landed on the surface of the Moon, the mission suffered some technical glitches. As it stands, ISRO's Twitter handle shared that they have lost communication at 3:00am IST. Speaking about the situation, ISRO Chairman K Sivan confirmed in a statement that contact with Vikram lander was lost at about 2.1 kilometers above the Moon's surface and added that the ground station is analysing the data. ISRO said the data from the Chandrayaan 2 mission is being analysed.