Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday (September 8), addressed a gathering at Rohtak, Haryana and said that India's moon mission has "brought the country together"
Rohtak (Haryana): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (September 8) hailed Chandrayaan-2 and said that India's moon mission "brought the country together".
He further said that the "ISRO spirit has gripped the nation".
Addressing a gathering at a public rally in Rohtak, PM Modi said, "At 1:50 am on September 7, the entire nation was sitting in front of televisions to watch the Chandrayaan mission. In those 100 seconds, I witnessed how an incident awakened the entire country and tied the nation together. Like we talk about sportsman spirit, it's ISRO spirit in Hindustan now."
On Sunday morning, PM Modi had also said that there is no such thing as failure.
PM Modi retweeted tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi's tweet and said, "For champions like @isro and our sportspersons, there is no such thing as failure. There is only learning."
It is also seen that India's sports fraternity has been lauding the ISRO scientists for their efforts on India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2.
On Saturday, Bhupathi took to Twitter and said, "Congrats ISRO.. this will only make you hungrier to get there faster .. the country is proud of you. Jai Hind."
On September 7, ISRO lost its communication with Lander Vikram of Chandrayaan 2 moments before it was scheduled to make a touchdown on the moon's south pole region.
On Sunday, ISRO chief K Sivan told ANI that the Lander has been located, but no communication with it has been established yet.
However, Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter on September 2. After revolving around the earth's orbit for nearly 23 days, the craft began its journey to the moon on August 14.
The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.
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Last Updated Sep 8, 2019, 5:34 PM IST