PM Narendra Modi’s Address to ISRO Scientists: 10 Key Highlights:Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged with ISRO scientists who were pivotal in the achievement of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. His visit to the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru was greeted with warmth and enthusiasm. ISRO Chairman S Somanath provided an overview of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission’s journey and the relentless dedication of the scientific team. Prior to this meeting, PM Modi energized the atmosphere by proclaiming ‘Jai Vigyan Jai Anusandhan’ and extending greetings to the people of Bengaluru outside the HAL airport upon his Bengaluru arrival.
PM Modi’s Arrival and Intent:
Upon his arrival in the Garden City, PM Modi expressed, “I couldn’t resist the urge, even though I was abroad, to come straight to Bengaluru and meet our esteemed scientists.”
Declaration of ‘National Space Day’:
PM Modi announced that August 23 shall be observed as ‘National Space Day’ to celebrate the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission’s lander. This declaration was made during his address at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.
Despite his international commitments, PM Modi assured that his heart remained deeply rooted in India and with ISRO.
PM Modi shared that following his return from a two-nation tour encompassing South Africa and Greece, his foremost desire was to meet the ISRO scientists who played a pivotal role in the accomplishment of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
Celebrating an Extraordinary Milestone:
While addressing ISRO scientists, PM Modi expressed profound pride in the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. He underscored, “We have ventured into an untouched realm, achieving an extraordinary feat.”
Symbolic Name for Moon Landing Point:
PM Modi unveiled that the site on the Moon where Chandrayaan-3 accomplished its landing will be designated as ‘Shivshakti’.