Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 7 (EMN): Chief ministers from Northeast on Saturday hailed the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) stride towards the Moon.
Their reactions came after communication between India’s moon lander Vikram and the orbiter got snapped in a last minute snag with the former just 2.1 km away from its designated landing spot on the Moon’s South Pole early on Saturday.
Announcing the loss of the communication link, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said that the performance of the lander was as per the plan till it was at an altitude of 2.1 km from the Moon’s surface. But despite the setback, the chief ministers hailed the hard work and efforts put in by the space agency and its scientists.
Chief ministers Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Conrad Sangma (Meghalaya), Pema Khandu (Arunachal Pradesh), N. Biren Singh (Manipur) and Biplab Kumar Deb (Tripura) expressed their gratitude to the Indian space agency on Tweeted.
“India stands with our scientists,” Sonowal tweeted adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking for the entire nation.
“We stand together in this quest for excellence in science and in realising our aspirations. My best wishes to @isro for their future endeavours,” Sangma tweeted.
“The whole nation is proud of the entire team at #ISRO. This will give us fresh perspective for our space programme. Thank you ISRO,” Khandu tweeted.
“I am crying seeing this. When we have a strong leadership, we will always be victorious. I am extremely proud of our
@isro scientists,” Khandu tweeted.
“This is how a true leader uplifts his team. Through unstinted support and warmth!” Biren Singh tweeted.
“Mission #Chandrayaan2 is not only a pride mission for #India but also very special for #Tripura. I am delighted to share that Mr Subrata Chakraborty, one of the Key Engineer of @isro involved in #Chandrayaan2 mission hails from Tripura. We are proud of him & wish him good luck!” Deb tweeted.