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#IndiaStandsWithIsro: Support pours in from all quarters

Morale boosting messages poured in from various quarters for ISRO as several leaders asked the space agency not to get disheartened after Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander lost contact with ground stations minutes before its planned touchdown on the lunar surface.

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Bengaluru Updated on: September 07, 2019 9:46 IST
#IndiaStandsWithISRO: No need to lose heart

#IndiaStandsWithISRO: No need to lose heart

Morale boosting messages poured in from various quarters for ISRO as several leaders asked the space agency not to get disheartened after Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander lost contact with ground stations minutes before its planned touchdown on the lunar surface. 

Support was also pouring in for Isro scientists from across the world. 

Expressing solidarity with the scientific community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said "India is proud of our scientists", and asked them to be  courageous."

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 Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh said in his tweet, "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."

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. He was optimistic that the ISRO scientists would accomplish the mission in the future.

In a tweet, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said ISRO's achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud and added that the country stood with the committed and hard working scientists of ISRO. ".. My best wishes for future endeavours," he said.

India TV Chairman and Editor-in-chief, Rajat Sharma in his tweet said, "So near, yet so far. The nation stands with our scientists in ISRO. They truly deserve our support. The Chandrayaan-2 mission went well for 45 days till the last 2 km. #India will definitely make another attempt at landing on the Moon."

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.

Indian Commentator Harsha Boghle in his tweet said, "Very proud of our ISRO. You were almost there. I join the world in applauding you."

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, as he hoped for the revival of communication with the lander.

"The nation awaits the revival of communications with #VikramLander. We are all very proud of hard work by each and everyone in #ISRO and the feats achieved in #Chandrayaan2 have been exemplary," he said in a tweet.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also took to Twitter on Saturday morning, saying that the nation was proud of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), adding that there were no failures but only temporary roadblocks.

"There are no failures, only temporary roadblocks to the achievements of our goals. We are proud of every single ISRO scientist for what they have been able to achieve till now.

"We are all with you and hope for the best for the future," he added.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said in a series of tweets: "We are with you ISRO. Proud of you to have dared to land at south pole of the moon where no one else has ever attempted.

"Your capabilities and achievements have always made our country stand tall. This is just a success postponed."

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he was proud of the ISRO scientists for their "efforts and hardwork".

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