After the successful touchdown on the lunar South Pole, the Pragyan rover escaped the Vikram lander for scouring the uncharted lunar surface….reports Asian Lite News
Political leaders from across party lines took to social media to congratulate Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on Moon’s South Pole.
After the successful touchdown on the lunar South Pole, the Pragyan rover escaped the Vikram lander for scouring the uncharted lunar surface.
The Congress termed the success of Chandrayaan-3 the collective success of every Indian. Party president Mallikarjun Kharge said an elated nation with 140 crore aspirations today witnessed yet another achievement in its six-decade-long space programme and the entire world is looking up to Isro which is a matter of special pride for all Indians.
“We are deeply indebted to the remarkable hard work, unparalleled ingenuity and unflinching dedication of our scientists, space engineers, researchers and everyone involved in making this mission a triumph for India,” Kharge said.
Union home minister Amit Shah hailed the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface and said with this, India became the first nation to touch the south pole of the moon.
“This landmark achievement is not only a testament to the power of Indian genius but it also launches India’s voyage through the Amrit Kaal to emerge as a global leader in the realm of space, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji,” Shah wrote on ‘X’.
“Sky is not the limit,” said Union minister Jitendra Singh adding that the country is converting into reality what the world dreams of.
“While the world fantasises about the moon, we have actually felt the moon … the world dreams of the moon, and we have seen the dream getting converted into reality … sky is not the limit,” Singh said.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi congratulated the Isro team for today’s “pioneering feat”. “Chandrayaan3’s soft landing on the uncharted lunar South Pole is the result of decades of tremendous ingenuity and hard work by our scientific community,” he said.
Meanwhile, recalling the farsightedness of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Kharge said, “These accomplishments are a testament to the vision of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who emphasised and sincerely believed that a critical commitment to science could drive the spirit of development of our newly independent nation by igniting the spirit and minds of the people, which was later followed by successive Prime Ministers.”
“From Aryabhatta Mission, to Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma’s space Odyssey – where he said ‘Sare Jahan Se Achcha Hindustan Hamara’ to Chandrayaan Missions, India has come a long way in space research and exploration,” he added.
Rajya Sabha MP and senior advocate Kapil Sibal congratulated the ISRO scientists on the success of Chandrayaan-3 and said that it is not a historic moment not just for India, ISRO but for every citizen of the country.
“It’s a historic moment not just for India, ISRO but for every citizen of the country. A moment that will be remembered for years and years to come. It’s a landmark achievement and it is inspirational for scientists in India and for everybody in India that our organisation which was set immediately after independence has reached such phenomenal heights that the world now recognises ISRO as a lead institution,” Sibal said.
“Therefore I’m over the Moon for Chandrayaan-3 having landed over the Moon…I’ve also been a Minister of Science and Technology and I know what it can do for our country,” he added.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, “Our scientists have testified the country’s scientific and technological progress. India is now in the super league of space. Sincere congratulations to all the proud architects and stakeholders of the expedition”.
“India will lead the world on the path of both material as well as spiritual progress,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said congratulating the scientists and government after the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on Moon.
NCP president Sharad Pawar said Chandrayaan-3 was India’s most important attempt in space exploration.
“Chandrayaan-3’s success has given confidence to the scientific community. It will will make the whole world proud along with our country. Best wishes to all the scientists and fellow Indians. May such innovative experiments of Isro continue to fly into space!,” Pawar wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav too took to X and wrote, ‘Chand mubarak’.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot hailed Isro for its success and posted pictures of himself watching the Moon landing with children and teachers of Jaipur schools. “Hail ISRO research. Hail Science, Hail India!,” he said in a post on X.
Taking to her official handle on X, formerly Twitter, after the rover rolled out of the lander, President Droupadi Murmu posted, “I once again congratulate the ISRO team and all fellow citizens for successful deployment of Pragyan-rover from inside Vikram-lander. Its rolling out a few hours after the landing of Vikram marked the success of yet another stage of Chandrayan 3.”
“I look forward with excitement, alongside my fellow citizens and scientists to the information and analyses that Pragyan will acquire and enrich our understanding of the moon,” the post read further.