Setting foot in the National Capital after the four-day tour of South Africa and Greece, during which he attended the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chanted “Bharat Mata ki Jai” as he arrived to a rousing applause from BJP supporters outside Palam airport.’
PM Modi, who was accorded a warm reception at the Delhi Airport after his arrival on August 26, said he got a lot of congratulatory messages during the BRICS Summit over the success of Chandrayaan 3 and noted that the place on moon where ‘Vikam’ landed has been named ‘Shiv Shakti’. He, hailed “Nari Shakti” (women power), which he identified as the key to the success of India’s maiden lunar landing mission — Chandrayaan 3.
Further, PM Modi who was addressing a gathering after his arrival, stopped his speech in between as he spotted a person who was not feeling well and asked his team of doctors to check to provide assistance.
The person apparently fell down due to the heat.
The Prime Minister told the medical team to take the person out by holding his hands and also to take off his shoes.
PM Modi was talking about Delhi hosting the G20 Summit next month when he spotted the person who was feeling unwell.
The Prime Minister later resumed his speech.
“I went to attend BRICS in South Africa…I got a lot of congratulatory messages during BRICS for Chandrayaan 3. The whole world has sent congratulatory messages,” PM Modi said.
“The point where Chandrayaan 3 landed, that point was named as ‘Shiv Shakti’. Shiv ki baat hoti hein toh Shubham hota he aur Shakti ki baat hoti hein toh mere desh ke Nari Shakti ki baat hoti he’...Chandrayaan 2 point was named as ‘Tiranga’,” he added.
BJP chief JP Nadda and other party workers received PM Modi at Palam airport. The Prime Minister also greeted people who gathered outside Palam Technical Airport to welcome him.
Addressing party supporters and cheering locals outside the airport, PM Modi thanked the people of Bengaluru for the rousing welcome he received on his arrival to the Garden City earlier in the day.
PM Modi visited the ISRO scientists behind the country’s third moon mission at the agency’s command centre in Bengaluru on August 26.
I am very grateful to the people of Bengaluru for the very warm welcome this morning. pic.twitter.com/oV0NcUy9lR
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2023
Recalling his meeting with the ISRO scientists and the warm welcome he received at Bengaluru, PM Modi said “it was inspiring”.
“I am delighted to see people turning out in such huge numbers, despite the stifling heat, to celebrate ISRO’s stupendous success. It has also given me an opportunity to celebrate the feat. I feel lucky and privileged to be among you all. I feel very grateful,” PM Modi said.
Ahead of his address at the Palam airbase, the sizeable contingent of BJP workers was heard chanting “Modi, Modi”. Locals holding up posters of PM Modi and the tricolour lined the streets outside the airport to greet him.
Earlier, upon his arrival outside HAL airport in Bengaluru, PM raised the slogan “Jai Vigyan Jai Anusandhan” (Glory to Science, Glory to Research).
(with inputs from ANI)