Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (August 26) announced to celebrate August 23, when India's Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon, as National Space Day.
The Prime Minister was addressing the ISRO scientists in Bengaluru, shortly after he landed in India from Athens.
He lauded the ISRO scientists and saluted them for their success.
"You have expanded 'Make in India' to Moon. I want to tell the countrymen about your labour. The path from southern India to the southern pole of Moon was not easy. Artificial moon was created and Vikram lander was made to land from various ways. It was sure to be a success. You have left a huge impact on the youth of India with your success which will become the foundation of a developed India. On 23rd August, India hoisted the flag on the Moon. From now onwards, that day will be known as National Space Day in India," PM Modi said.
He also announced that the spot where the lander landed on the Moon will be known as 'Shivashakti' and where Chandrayaan-2 touched down will be called as 'Tiranga Point'
"The spot where Chandrayaan-3’s moon lander landed, that point will be known as ‘Shivshakti’," he said.