Zee Media Bureau/Ritu Singh:
Bangalore: As Mangalyaan entered Martian orbit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists and termed it as a proud moment. He was in Bangalore to witness the Indian spacecraft enter the Martian orbit early on Wednesday at the Indian Space Research Organisation.
After the remarkable achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ISRO scientists and the country on the success of Mangalyaan and praised their brilliance and hard work through which the impossible was achieved.
In his address he said: “History has been created, we have dared to reach out to the unknown. India has created history today, We have reached which was nearly impossible.”
He reiterated the fact that inspite of the odds, India prevailed in its maiden mission, an accomplishment which will go down as a landmark. He further said, “Travelling an incredible distance, of over 650 million or 65 crore kms,we have gone beyond boundaries, of human enterprise & imagination”
PM Modi also didn’t forget to remember his mentor Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said , “Atal ji’s vision, had inspired us, to reach for the moon. The successful Chandrayan mission, in turn led, to the Mars Orbiter Mission”.
He concluded his speech with a quote from Gurudev Tagore.