The space programmes conducted by India reveals a lot about its scientific and technological potentials and thus, it can be recognised as a space faring nation. Lastly, on Saturday, our prime minister Narendra Modi consoled the ISRO chairman K Sivan with a hug. He said that it could be a small step back for the Chabdrayan 2 but it is indeed a big attempt to ensure the success of the nation’s mission.
Modi made all the attempts to discard all the disappointments and restore the confidence within the citizens who were all staring at the ISRO’s mission in Bengaluru. The Vikram lander losing its connection with the ground station prior to stepping on the lunar surface was certainly something beyond the game of politics. It would have indeed a matter of pride and success for the nation as a whole!
Our PM had made it all that he could, with hours of appreciation and recalling those moments of hope if that would somehow call for praise or encouragement. He was genuinely proud of the scientists of this nation and that was clearly evident by the way he seemed to share those words of praise for them before the media. His empathetic attitude and presence in the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and control network on Friday night made it vividly clear that how we, as a nation would unite together to celebrate our achievements in the field of technology and science instead of demotivating ourselves with criticism due to a setback.
Absolutely, ISRO has gripped the nation. Sitting before the television, you will definitely be able to sense that! Well, those 100 seconds were something more than enough that could bind the nation together during the hours of crisis.
Following a tweet of a 10 year old child who says that there’s no point of being disheartened so soon for our next target will be ‘Chandrayaan 3’. Although ISRO has been able to locate the lander Vikram, however, it has still not become successful in ascertaining about the connection with it! The establishment of contact is yet to be done!