As Chandrayaan 2 takes off, wishes come pouring in for Isro
Twitterati congratulate scientists, hail their efforts
- Published 22.07.19, 5:43 PM
- Updated 22.07.19, 8:05 PM
- a min read
After the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) scripted history with the launch of Chandrayaan 2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota, several leaders took to Twitter to salute the space agency’s prowess and congratulate Indians for pushing the boundaries of science.
Among those who tweeted congratulatory messages was Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.
Every Indian is immensely proud today! pic.twitter.com/v1ETFneij0
He added a couple of minutes later:
Efforts such as #Chandrayaan2 will further encourage our bright youngsters towards science, top quality research and innovation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
Thanks to Chandrayaan, India’s Lunar Programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the Moon will be significantly enhanced.
The President, Ram Nath Kovind, also joined hands with those posting messages on Chandrayaan 2:
The historic launch of #Chandrayaan2 from Sriharikota is a proud moment for all Indians. Congratulations to our scientists and engineers for furthering India's indigenous space programme. May @ISRO continue to master new technologies, and continue to conquer new frontiers— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 22, 2019
Isro, it seems, has made many fans after the successful launch of the moon mission. Shah Rukh Khan congratulated the team at Isro:
Not too far behind was Akshay Kumar, who spoke about the toil of Isro scientists:
Actor Nagarjuna hailed Isro’s efforts:
Team India captain Virat Kohli also had a few words to say after the successful launch:
Former cricketer and current MP Gautam Gambhir said he was interested in the “secrets” of the moon:
I always looked up at the moon as a child, wondering what secrets it's hiding. The successful launch of #Chandrayaan2 will shed some light on these secrets, & motivate the next gen to help India's space exploration programme. I congratulate everyone at @ISRO for this success. pic.twitter.com/xy6aGt0xi3— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 22, 2019
Virendra Sehwag, the firebrand former opener, tweeted:
Another former cricketer, Mohammad Kaif, described the launch as a “proud moment for the nation”:
Others recalled an earlier “insult” to Indians:
There were some funny reactions as well...
...while others found mythological similarities between how the GSLV looked before the launch and Lord Shiva’s cosmic dance: