The landing site of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon has been named ‘Shiva Shakti.’ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the ISRO office on Saturday (26 August) morning after returning from Greece. He made this announcement there.
According to Indian Express, he also named the place where Chandrayaan-2 crashed on the moon in 2019. He named that place ‘Teranga’.
Modi also declared August 23 as ‘National Space Day’ for the success of the third Chandrayaan.
On reaching Bengaluru on Saturday, Modi was heard singing the praises of science. Excited by the success of ISRO’s lunar mission, Modi landed at the airport and said, ‘Victory to Science, Joy to Research.’
Modi then addressed the people for a short time. There too the praise of science and scientists was heard in his mouth. After that, the Prime Minister left for ISRO.
On reaching ISRO, Modi became emotional while talking to scientists about Chandrayaan’s success story. Tears came to his eyes. He even burst into tears a few times while speaking.
Congratulating the ISRO scientists, Modi said, ‘The patience and hard work of the ISRO scientists has taken the country to the heights it is not common. The bells of progress of Indian science are being heard.
Excited by the success of Chandrayaan, the Prime Minister said, ‘India has reached the moon. ISRO has made our country proud. We have reached places on the moon that no one has reached before. The whole world is appreciating Indian technology and science. Chandrayaan-3 is a success of humanity, not of India. This campaign will open new roads in different areas of the country. It will also work to solve the world’s problems. I congratulate all ISRO scientists, strategists and all associated with Chandrayaan III.’
Modi returned home on Saturday after visiting two countries. He flew to Bangalore directly from Greece to meet ISRO scientists. Addressing supporters outside Bengaluru airport. After that, he left for the ISRO office to personally meet the ISRO scientists behind the success of the third Chandrayaan.
After landing in Bangalore, the Prime Minister posted on social media ‘X’ to meet the ISRO scientists. He wrote, ‘I landed in Bangalore. I am looking forward to meeting the ISRO scientists who have made India proud by making the Chandrayaan-3 mission a success.”
But Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Sivakumar were not seen at the airport to welcome PM Modi. Congress alleged that they were not invited. But while speaking outside the airport, Modi said, “I myself told the Chief Minister and the Governor not to come.” Because, I will leave after meeting the scientists.’