ISRO’s twitter post wins hearts
September 19, 2019
On the early hours of 7 September, millions of Indians from across the globe were awaiting to hear the news of Chandrayaan 2 landing on the south pole of moon. But unfortunately, it's Vikram Lander lost communication with ISRO when it was almost 2 kms away from its expected landing. This was indeed a disheartening news to Indians worldwide, but every Indian was proud of the efforts taken by ISRO. Social media was flooded with congratulatory messages for ISRO and their mission. On Tuesday, ISRO took to their Twitter account to express gratitude for all the love that was showed on the scientists who worked day and night for 'Chandrayaan 2'.
Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward - propelled by the hopes and dreams of Indians across the world!-ISRO.
One of the first people to laud the efforts of ISRO scientists was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was present at ISRO's Bengaluru centre on 7 September. He wished all the luck to the scientists and said that this is India's first step towards gearing to the moon.
'Chandrayaan 2' started its journey from ISRO centre on 22 July. After orbiting the lunar eclipse, it was expected to land on the south pole of the moon when its Vikram lander lost communication with ISRO.
Many social media users re-tweeted ISRO's post. "we always support ISRO and our scientists.... keep the good work going", tweeted Arun Singh.
"@ISRO has thanked Indians in the country & abroad for the overwhelming support since contact with the Vikram lander was lost on 7 September", tweeted Ganesh Mahajan.