Chandrayaan-3 landing site to be called Shiv Shakti: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru, where he personally congratulated ISRO Chairman S Somanath and the Chandrayaan 3 team for their exceptional success in India’s third Moon mission. This historic accomplishment follows his return from a diplomatic tour to South Africa and Greece.

During his visit, PM Modi was updated on the advancements of the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover by the ISRO chairman. Later, addressing the gathering, he revealed two significant announcements: the lunar touchdown site of Chandrayaan 3 will be called ‘Shiv Shakti’, blending India’s spiritual heritage with its technological achievements.

Furthermore, paying homage to India’s tricolour flag. To honour the success of Chandrayaan 3, August 23 will be designated as the ‘National Space Day’.

Chandrayaan 3, India’s lunar exploration mission, successfully achieved a landing on the Moon’s far side on Wednesday, marking a historic first for any country. By accomplishing this feat, India joins an esteemed group of nations including the United States, China, and Russia that have achieved soft landings on the lunar surface.

In his address at the ISRO complex, PM Modi praised the scientists for elevating India’s standing in space technology globally. He lauded their dedication and the significance of their achievement, emphasizing how this success aligns with India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. He believes that Chandrayaan 3’s success will greatly benefit the nation in the foreseeable future.

Chandrayaan 3’s accomplishment also bodes well for India’s aspirations to attract investments, particularly in the sphere of private space launches and satellite-based enterprises, as experts expect a boost in these sectors.

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