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PM Modi announces Chandrayaan-3 landing site to be designated as 'Shiv Shakti Point'

Chandrayaan-3 success: PM Modi meets team of ISRO scientists; hugs ISRO chief Somanath

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- August 26th 2023 08:28 AM -- Updated: August 26th 2023 02:50 PM
PM Modi announces Chandrayaan-3 landing site to be designated as 'Shiv Shakti Point'

PM Modi announces Chandrayaan-3 landing site to be designated as 'Shiv Shakti Point'

PM Modi ISRO visit: After the remarkable achievement in nations’s history with Chandrayaan-3 Vikram Lander accomplishing a successful touchdown on the Moon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning arrived in Karnataka's Bengaluru after concluding his two-nation visit to South Africa and Greece and met team of scientists with the Indian Space Research Organisation who were involved in the country's third lunar mission — Chandrayaan-3.

On his arrival at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on Saturday morning, PM Modi was accorded a warm reception.

PM Modi, who followed the final moments of the touchdown of the lunar lander, 'Vikram', virtually from South Africa where he was attending the 15th BRICS Summit, met the scientists behind the country's maiden lunar landing project at the ISRO's Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru.


ISRO Chairman S Somanath hugs PM Modi

ISRO Chairman S Somanath personally received PM Modi, who patted his back and hugged him for the successful culmination of the daunting lunar landing mission. 

He also posed for a group photo with the team of scientists behind the project.

S Somanath briefed PM Modi on the ISRO's 40-day journey to the lunar South Pole and the efforts that went into the project.

"Jai Vigyan Jai Anusandhan" slogan outside Bengaluru airport

Prior to meeting the ISRO scientists, PM raised the slogan 'Jai Vigyan Jai Anusandhan' and greeted people lining the streets outside HAL airport after his arrival in Bengaluru.

"I could not stop myself as I was not in the country, but I decided to visit Bengaluru first and meet our scientists right after visiting India," PM Modi on his arrival to the Garden City.  

Meanwhile, taking to his X handle (formerly Twitter), PM Modi wrote, "Landed in Bengaluru. Looking forward to interacting with our exceptional @isro scientists who have made India proud with the success of Chandrayaan-3! Their dedication and passion are truly the driving forces behind our nation's achievements in the space sector." 

- With inputs from agencies


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