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Leaders hail ISRO scientists; urge them not to get disheartened

After Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander lost contact with ground stations minutes before its planned touchdown on the lunar surface, leaders across all political parties came forward to ask ISRO scientists to not their hearts.

Union Minister Amit Shah asserted that ISRO has made every Indian proud.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind wrote, “With #Chandrayaan2 Mission, the entire team of ISRO has shown exemplary commitment and courage. The country is proud of ISRO We all hope for the best”.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman too extended her support to the ISRO scientists. She tweeted, “We are with you ISRO.”

You have brought the nation, its young minds and all, together in sensing your achievements in Space. You will succeed. ” Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan urged the scientists not to give up and that success was failure turned inside out.

“The silver tint of the clouds of doubt You never can tell how close you are It may be near when it seems so far. You have done your best for Chandrayaan-2!” he tweeted.

While congratulating ISRO, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said their work was not in vain. “It (Chandrayaan-2) has laid the foundation for many more path-breaking and ambitious Indian space missions,” Gandhi said. The Congress party too extended its support to the ISRO.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there was no need for ISRO to lose heart. “Our scientists have done a great job,” he tweeted.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wrote, “We are proud of our scientists. The ISRO team worked hard for Chandrayaan 2. A befitting tribute to our founding fathers who envisioned India’s place in the league of scientifically advanced nations far ahead of their times”.

“A testimony to the scientific temper they ingrained in us, and their unmatched caliber and dedication. My sincere gratitude and congratulations to ISRO. We are all with you. May you continue to make us proud!”, she added.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh wrote, “India is proud of ISRO and its team of scientists. The ISRO’s mission to reach the Moon is bound to succeed. Their courage and commitment will ultimately make it successful. I wish team ISRO a great success in their future endeavours”.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that setbacks are a part of journey.

She wrote, “Proud of each and everyone on the ISRO team. Setbacks are a part of the journey; without them, there is no success. The whole nation stands with you and believes in you”.


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