Narendra Modi : PM Modi was on a 4-day tour of South Africa and Greece when India achieved the historic milestone of becoming the first country to land on the South Pole of the Moon on August 23 at 06:04 PM (IST). On August 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a warm welcome at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.
“I couldn’t help myself as I was not in the country, but I decided to visit Bengaluru first and meet our scientists immediately after visiting India,” PM Modi said on his arrival in the Garden City.
PM Narendra Modi was on a 4-day tour of South Africa and Greece when India achieved the historic milestone of becoming the first country to land on the South Pole of the Moon on August 23 at 06:04 PM (IST).
After arriving in India, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the Bengaluru airport where he raised the slogan “Jai Vigyan Jai Anusandhan” and greeted people outside the HAL airport before meeting ISRO scientists. India will celebrate August 23 as “National Space Day” to mark the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 lander, Prime Minister Modi said at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Addressing ISRO scientists in Bengaluru on Saturday, he expressed pride in the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Narendra Modi said “We have entered an area that was untouched. We have achieved extraordinary success,” adding that India is solving the world’s most complex and important problems.
Prime Minister Modi announced at the ISRO headquarters that the place where Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon will be called Shivshakti. Praising the ISRO scientists, PM Modi said, “Our scientists built an artificial moon at the ISRO research center to test the soft landing of the lander. The lander must have been successful because it went through several tests before going there (to the moon). ”
Apart from this, PM Modi added that the place where Chandrayaan-2 left its footprint on the lunar surface in 2019 is called “Tiranga Point”.