Panaji: The Goa Assembly on Monday (July 22) congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2.

During the ongoing monsoon session of the state Assembly, Speaker Rajesh Patnekar said it was an "extremely proud moment" for the people of the country.

Congratulating ISRO for the moon mission, he told the House, "There is good news for you. India has successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 mission. It is an extremely proud moment for us."

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Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan also congratulated the ISRO team for their successful launch. Speaking to reporters in Andhra Pradesh, the Governor said, "It is an excellent achievement by the ISRO team. I congratulate the ISRO and all the scientists behind the successful launch today (July 22). It is a magnificent achievement for Indian Space Technology."

India, on Monday (July 22) successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, onboard the powerful rocket GSLV- MkIII-M1 from a spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This launch was to explore the uncharted south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover.

The mission's success brought in massive relief for ISRO scientists after the July 15 launch was called off following a technical glitch in the rocket. The launch was rescheduled to Monday (July 22) after scientists corrected the technical glitch in the three-stage rocket.

The Rs 978 crore mission that would mark a giant leap in India's space research will make it the fourth country to have landed a rover on moon.