India's skipper Virat Kohli said that he had nothing but massive respect for ISRO and its scientists who had burnt the midnight oil while preparing for a historic mission - Chandrayaan-2. Overwhelming support has poured in for the brave ISRO scientists from all over the world, encouraging the minds to work harder and further in the future. ISRO's plan to soft-land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the Lunar surface did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent. 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".He upheld that there were no setbacks in science, just efforts and experiments, and highlighted the significance of resilience and tenacity to India's ethos. After his speech, PM Modi also consoled an emotional ISRO Chairman K Sivan, reassuring him with a warm hug and several pats on the back.
The Indian skipper saluted the spirit of the scientists who had worked tirelessly for the mission. Virat Kohli extended his support to ISRO and said that failure was non-existent in science. He expressed massive respect for the scientists who had worked on this project and said that India was proud of them. Earlier, former cricketer, Virender Sehwag had also dedicated some encouraging words in the form of verse for ISRO. Here's captain Kohli's tweet for ISRO:
There's nothing like failure in science, we experiment & we gain. Massive respect for the scientists at #ISRO who worked relentlessly over days & nights. The nation is proud of you, Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 #Chandrayan2— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 7, 2019
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 traveled 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."
The Prime Minister also added: "We have to remember that the journey of Chandrayaan has been magnificent. During this entire mission, the country has been proud and happy several times. Right now, our orbiter is revolving around the moon swiftly. No matter wherever I was - in-country or outside - I always took information about Chandrayaan. ISRO is one of the best space stations because of your hard work. It was your hard work that you hoisted the national flag in Mars in your first attempt. Our Chandrayaan informed the world that there is water in the Moon. These were results of your hard work. We have launched more than 100 satellites together by setting a new record. When ISRO has an encyclopedia of success then few obstructions will not take your flight out of trajectory. Our culture, our mentality, our thinking teaches us that we should not be unhappy and depressed."