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  • India’s Chandrayan-3 makes soft landing on Moon

    Published on August 23, 2023

    PM witnessing successful landing of Chandrayaan 3 via video conferencing on August 23, 2023.

    India created history by reaching the Moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO accomplished the task of soft landing of its Lander module, Vikram on Lunar surface, just a few moments ago. With this achievement, India has taken a giant leap in the area of space research, by also becoming the first country to reach the south pole of the Moon.

    President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other leaders across the country lauded the team ISRO for the successful landing of Chandrayaan 3 at the lunar surface today.

    In a video message, President Droupadi Murmu termed this a momentous occasion, saying that the scientists of ISRO have made history today. She added that the success of Chandrayaan 3  is a major achievement for the whole of humankind. She said it shows how India has harnessed its rich traditional knowledge along with modern science in the service of humanity.

    Vice President, Jagdeep Dhankhar also called Mission Chandrayaan 3 a historic moment for India and said it is a giant leap in space exploration. Extending his wishes to the countrymen, Mr Dhankhar said the successful landing of Chandrayaan3 on the southern pole of the Moon is a testament to our scientific prowess and unwavering determination. He added that our nation’s commitment to advancing space technology has led us to become a global leader.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed ISRO for the remarkable success of the Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission today. Addressing the nation through video conferencing from South Africa, Mr Modi said, it is a historic day for India’s space sector and sounds the bugle for a developed India. The Prime Minister said, India had taken the pledge on earth and fulfilled it on the moon. The Prime Minister said, it is a moment for the developed India and new energy. He said, when we see such historic moments it makes us very proud. Mr Modi remarked, this is the dawn of new India. He said, success belongs to all humanity and expressed confidence that the global south has the capability to achieve such a feat.

    Union Minister for Space, Science, and Technology Jitendra Singh also hailed the team ISOR and said that Chandrayaan 3 has actualised the dream of India and the tricolour flies high in lunar skies, affirming India’s resolve, as articulated by PM Modi.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also lauded the success of the Chandrayaan 3 Mission. In a social media post, Mr. Shah said, India has become the first nation to touch the south pole of the moon with the success of this Mission. He said, the new space odyssey flies India’s celestial ambitions to newer heights, setting it apart as the world’s launchpad for space projects. He said, it will create a plethora of employment opportunities for the country’s youths.

    Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur said that India has made history after the Chandrayaan 3 success near the South Pole of the moon. He added that India became the first country to have a spacecraft near the South Pole of the Moon.

    BJP President JP Nadda also congratulated the team ISRO and the scientific community. In a video message, he said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi India is achieving new feet in the space sector.  He added that this mission is a real example of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

    Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi also extended their greeting to team ISRO for a successful landing. In a social media post, Mr Mallikarjun Kharge said, the success of Chandrayaan3 is the collective success of every Indian. Rahul Gandhi in his social media post said that Chandrayaan 3’s soft landing on the uncharted lunar South Pole is the result of decades of tremendous hard work by our scientific community.

    The Chandrayaan-3 mission was launched on 14th of last month. After successfully completing several stages during its 43-day journey, the Chandrayaan today landed on the Earth’s only satellite, the Moon.


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