PM Modi Names August 23 as ‘National Space Day’ in Honor of Chandrayaan-3
In a momentous declaration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed that August 23 will henceforth be celebrated as ‘National Space Day’ in honor of the triumph of Chandrayaan-3. Speaking directly to the dedicated team of ISRO scientists in Bengaluru, PM Modi lauded their contributions for not only awakening an entire generation but also leaving an indelible mark on the minds of young enthusiasts.
“Make in India” Reaches the Lunar Landscape: PM’s Acclaim for ISRO Scientists
Acknowledging the commendable efforts behind India’s successful lunar endeavors, PM Modi expressed his admiration by stating, “You took ‘Make in India’ to the moon.” His address to the ISRO scientists emphasized the profound impact of their work on the global stage.
Significant Tributes to Lunar Landings: “Shivshakti” and “Tiranga Point”
In recognition of the Chandrayaan-3 lander’s achievement, PM Modi announced the christening of the Vikram lander’s landing site as ‘Shivshakti’. This name commemorates the feat of the lander’s touchdown. Furthermore, the site of Chandrayaan-2’s crash landing has been named the ‘Tiranga point’, as a homage to the tricolor flag left behind by the mission on the lunar surface in 2019.
Prestigious Visit to ISRO Bengaluru: Felicitating the Accomplishments
Prime Minister Modi embarked on a visit to Bengaluru to personally commend the ISRO team for their triumph in landing Chandrayaan-3 on August 23. Following his return from Greece and South Africa, he was warmly welcomed at the ISRO headquarters. His presence became a celebratory occasion, replete with the embrace of ISRO Chairman S Somanath, symbolizing the culmination of their ambitious lunar mission.
Witnessing Lunar Triumph from Afar: Virtually Joining the Momentous Event
PM Modi virtually participated in witnessing the historic Vikram lander’s landing on the Moon, a pivotal part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, while attending the 15th BRICS Summit in South Africa. His unwavering commitment to India’s space endeavors was evident in his active involvement, even while on an international platform.
Fostering Success Through Collaboration: Insights into ISRO’s Journey
During his visit, Prime Minister Modi engaged in discussions with the ISRO team, receiving a comprehensive briefing from ISRO Chairman S Somanath about the 40-day expedition to the lunar South Pole. The commitment of ISRO to innovation and scientific excellence was evident throughout their journey.
A Day of Triumph and Reflection: The Inaugural ‘National Space Day’
The announcement of ‘National Space Day’ on August 23 serves as a dual celebration: a testament to ISRO’s accomplishments and a nationwide observance of India’s strides in the field of space exploration. The dedication of ISRO scientists, coupled with the visionary leadership of PM Modi, has ushered in a new era of space exploration for the nation.