Weekly Express National : PM Modi hails ISRO on Chandrayaan 2, says every Indian immensely proud

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (July 22) said that the launch of the Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, shows determination of the scientists and 130 crore Indians to scale new heights in the field of science. By Weekly Express National.

PM Modi’s remark came minutes after Chandrayaan-2 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. India has successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on board its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport in Sriharikota to explore the unchartered south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover.

In a series of tweets, the honorable Prime Minister said that the launch of Chandrayaan-2 will be etched in the annals of India’s glorious history.

“Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history. The launch of Chandrayaan-2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science. Every Indian is immensely proud today,” PM Modi tweeted

Referring to the indigenous systems used in Chandrayaan-2, he said the mission is “Indian at heart, Indian in spirit!”

PM Modi said, “Indian at heart, Indian in spirit! What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that #Chandrayaan2 is a fully indigenous mission. It will have an Orbiter for remote sensing the Moon and also a Lander-Rover module for analysis of lunar surface.

 

“Efforts such as Chandrayaan-2 will further encourage our bright youngsters towards science, top quality research and innovation,” the prime minister said, adding, “Thanks to Chandrayaan, India’s lunar programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the moon will be significantly enhanced.”

On the significance of Chandrayaan-2, PM Modi said, the mission is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of the Moon.

“Chandrayaan-2 is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of lunar terrain which is not explored and sampled by any past mission. This mission will offer new knowledge about the Moon,” he said.

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PM Narendra Modi also shared his pictures watching the live telecast of the Chandrayaan-2 mission launch.

(With PTI inputs  and Weekly Express National)

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