Sarsanghchalak, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Dr Mohan Bhagwat was glued to his television to witness the historic moment. Dr Bhagwat watched the live telecast of the soft landing of the Chandrayaan 3’s lander module Vikram.
After the lander Vikram of the country’s third lunar mission made a safe and soft landing, the chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) S Somanath said, “India is on the Moon”.
While speaking to the media, Dr Bhagwat said that till now no one was able to land on Moon’s south pole. He lauded the Indian scientists on their success and stated that after working hard for a long time Indian scientists have been able to achieve the first step as they ensured that Vikram lander lands successfully.
Dr Bhagwat said that not only for the whole of India, but for the whole humanity, India is treading on the principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. He further added that now India has taken the lead to ensure that the world treads on the path of peace and propserity.
Today, with the success of the Chandrayaan mission, India has experienced a moment of joy. Dr Bhagwat expressed his gratitude to the Indian scientists who through their relentless hardwork were able to give this moment of joy to the whole of Bharat. He said that he was also thankful to all those who are in the administration as well as in the government who had extended all kinds of support to the scientists so that they could accomplish their goal.
Bharat will rise and it will ensure that facilitate the material and spiritual progress of the whole world. Dr Bhagwat reiterated that in order to move ahead we need to have the right vision, capacity and talent and this has been proved today India made its mark in the space world.
India’s success in landing the spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole comes days after a Russian probe Luna-25 crashed in the same region. Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft put down the Vikram lander on the lunar surface, descending and tilted to a horizontal position ahead of landing.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission is the follow-up to the Chandrayaan-2 mission of 2019 when the Vikram lander crashed into the lunar surface.