Modi says India stands with ISRO
September 8, 2019
India's much awaited mission Chandrayaan 2 that was expected to land on the moon on early hours of Saturday did not become fully successful. Reportedly, Vikram lander lost communication with ISRO. Indeed, this was a disheartening news to millions of Indians across the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the Bengaluru's ISRO centre to watch Vikram lander's touchdown on moon. Soon after the communication was lost, Modi lauded ISRO's moon mission and said that the best is yet to come. He further stated that the entire country stands with ISRO during this time and appreciates the efforts taken for 'Chandrayaan 2'.
India is proud of our scientists! They've given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be! Chairman @isro gave updates on Chandrayaan-2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme-Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
Indians from across the globe were awaiting for the good news of ISRO scripting history by landing on South Pole of the moon. But 'Vikram Lander' lost communication with ISRO a few seconds before its touch down.
A video of Modi consoling ISRO Chief K Sivan had gone viral on social media. Modi's words of courage did give ISRO scientists the courage to get past through this tough time.
I dedicate this post to all @isro scientists, India is so very proud of you It was a great gesture on part of the PM Shri @narendramodi ji to hug and console the ISRO chief Mr K. Sivan. The message was Never Never Never Give Up the entire country is with you", tweeted BJP Spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia.