Bangalore, 24 September 2014: PM: Success of the space programme is a shining symbol of what we are capable of as a nation
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the space scientists for successfully inserting the Mars Orbiter Mission into Martian orbit. The Prime Minister was addressing scientists after witnessing the insertion procedure at ISRO in Bangalore. The Prime Minister said history has been created by the Indian scientists reaching Mars in the first attempt. He said India is the first to have succeeded in the very first attempt.
The Prime Minister said that Indian scientists, through their hard work and dedication, have stretched the boundaries of human enterprise and imagination. He described the Mars Orbiter Mission as an indigenous pan-Indian effort, stretching from Bangalore to Bhubaneswar, and Faridabad to Rajkot.
Praising the scientists, Narendra Modi said, the hunger of exploration and the thrill of discovery are not for the faint hearted. He remarked that he had chosen to be present at ISRO today, unmindful of success or failure of the mission. He exhorted scientists to set even more challenging targets for themselves, and said he had confidence that they would be able to achieve even those targets. You have “made a habit of achieving the impossible,” the Prime Minister said. He said Modern India must continue playing its role of Jagadguru Bharat.
Narendra Modi said the success of the space programme is a shining symbol of what we are capable of as a nation. A successful space programme generates applications across multiple domains, he added. He said the efforts of India`s space scientists are deepening our governance, strengthening our economy and improving our lives. Noting that the whole nation celebrates when the cricket team wins a tournament, the Prime Minister described the success of the Mars Orbiter Mission as a thousand times greater, and said all Indians must celebrate the success of our space scientists today. Let India celebrate the achievements of its scientists. Let students in every school and college applaud their efforts, he added.
The Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Vala, the Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, and Union Ministers Ananth Kumar and Sadanand Gowda were present on the occasion.
President of India congratulates ISRO for the successful Orbit Insertion Maneuver of ‘Mangalyaan’
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful Orbit Insertion Maneuver of the Mars Orbiter Mission ‘Mangalyaan’.
In a message to Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of ISRO, the President has said, “I extend my hearty congratulations and best wishes to you and your team on the successful Orbit Insertion Maneuver of the Mars Orbiter Mission ‘Mangalyaan’ after a journey of nearly nine months.
The success has made India the first Asian country and ISRO the fourth space agency to send a satellite to the red planet. ISRO is also the first to enter the Martian Orbit in it’s maiden attempt.
The nation is proud of this historic achievement which has demonstrated, yet again, India’s space capabilities. I am sure that this breakthrough, which marks a significant landmark in our space programme, will inspire our scientists to make even greater strides.
Kindly convey my greetings to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with this great mission. The nation is grateful for their hard work and proud of their accomplishment”.
Vice President Congratulates ISRO Scientists on Successful Placement of Mangalyaan in Orbit of Mars
The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has congratulated the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and all others concerned with the Mangalyaan mission on the successful placement of Mangalyaan in the orbit of Mars. In his Statement he has said that the nation is proud of their achievement. I am confident that our scientists will continue to scale greater heights and win more laurels for the country in the field of space exploration in the future.