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Chandrayaan-2: By overcoming glitches, scientists have shown determination to take on challenges, says PM

Chandrayaan-2: By overcoming glitches, scientists have shown determination to take on challenges, says PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauds launch of India's moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday. Photo source: @narendramodi

New Delhi, July 22

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 and said scientists overcame the glitches during the previous launch, proving their grit and determination.

The prime minister spoke to ISRO chief K Sivan and congratulated him and the team involved in the mission.

"Last week, the launch had to be postponed due to technical reasons. You found the technical glitch with alacrity and took steps to solve it. And now, within a week you achieved success in the launch. You deserve a special congratulations for this," Modi said.

It is an excellent example of the talent, capability and self confidence of the scientists to take on any challenge, he said.

"The bigger the challenge, the intention gets equally big. I am told despite a delay of a week, the date of Chandrayaan-2 reaching the moon will remain the same," Modi said.

The prime minister pointed out that the mission team not only overcame the challenges of the previous launch, but has also decided to reach the moon in a shorter period of time.

He said it will be the first Indian spacecraft to reach the surface of moon and the country will become the fourth nation to land on the moon.

With this, Modi said, India will contribute to enhance the knowledge of humankind in the knowledge of the lunar surface. PTI

 

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