Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the ISRO scientists team involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission at the elemetry Tracking & Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru on Saturday. PM Modi was greeted by the ISRO Chief S Somanath and his team members on his arrival at the ISRO facility.
PM Modi then entered the facility and was made familiar to a life-size model of the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover. ISRO Chief S Somanath can be seen explaining PM Modi about the characteristics of the pieces of equipment.
PM Modi also visited the ISRO's Mission Control Room and congratulated scientists of the ISRO team for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon. He was greeted by the scientists through a rousing welcome with cheers and claps.
The Prime Minister who flew down to Bengaluru directly from Greece, said he could not stop himself from reaching the city first on his return to pay tribute to the ISRO scientists.
PM Modi Greets Bengaluru Citizens At HAL Airport
Before heading for ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Modi addressed a gathering outside the HAL Airport.
"Not only Indians but people across the globe who believe in science, who see the future and are dedicated to humanity, are filled with enthusiasm," he said.
Modi thanked the citizens of Bengaluru who gathered in huge numbers to see him. "I see people including children getting up so early. These children are the future of India," the PM added. He also raised the slogan "Jai Vigyan Jai Anusandhan" outside HAL airport after his arrival in Bengaluru.
PM Modi Watched Chandrayaan-3's Landing LIVE From Johannesburg
The Prime Minister watched the live telecast from Johannesburg of the historic touchdown of lander Vikram on the Moon on Wednesday, while he was attending the 15th BRICS Summit.
After a 40-day journey into space, the Chandrayaan-3 lander, 'Vikram', touched down on the uncharted lunar South Pole on Wednesday evening, making India the first country to do so.