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NEW DELHI, Aug 23: After Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the Moon, the Congress on Wednesday said
it is a collective success of every Indian and ISRO’s achievement today reflects a saga of continuity and is
truly fantastic.
The opposition party said an elated nation with 140 crore aspirations today witnessed yet another
achievement in its six-decade-long space programme.
It said the entire world is looking up to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which is a matter
of special pride for all Indians.
“The success of Chandrayaan-3 is the collective success of every Indian. An elated nation with 140 crore
aspirations witnessed today yet another achievement in its six-decade long space programme.
“We are deeply indebted to the remarkable hard work, unparalleled ingenuity and unflinching
dedication of our scientists, space engineers, researchers and everyone involved in making this mission a
triumph for India,” Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said.

Congress general secretary, communications, Jairam Ramesh said ISRO’s achievement today reflects a
saga of continuity and is truly fantastic.
“ISRO’s accomplishments have always been anchored in self-reliance. They reflect phenomenal team
work, partnerships and enterprise. The entire world is looking up to ISRO today, acknowledging its
achievements, and for us Indians, it is a matter of special pride,” Ramesh said in a video message.
In a giant leap for its space programme, India’s Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the
lunar south pole at 6.04 pm on Wednesday, propelling the country to an exclusive club of four and
making it the first country to land on the uncharted surface.
India scripted history as ISRO’s ambitious third Moon mission touched down on the Moon’s surface.
The lander module comprising the lander (Vikram) and the 26-kg rover (Pragyan) made the soft landing
near the south polar region of the Moon at 6.04 pm, less than a week after a similar Russian lander
crashed.
With this touchdown on the Moon in second attempt in four years, India has become the fourth country
to master the technology of soft-landing on the lunar surface after the US, China and the erstwhile
Soviet Union.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal joined the country in congratulating the scientists of ISRO on the
successful landing of Chandrayaan-3’s lunar module on the moon’s surface and called it a “historical”
moment.
“This is historical. It is a big achievement for the country. It is a matter of pride for all of us. Many
congratulations to all the countrymen, scientists, engineers and employees of ISRO for the success of
Chandrayaan-3. Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener said in a post on X.
AAP Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson Raghav Chadha said the successful landing was a
“triumph unmatched”.
“We’re over the moon!” he said on X.
This feat is a testament to the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) “indomitable spirit”, he said,
adding that their commitment and hard work has made every Indian’s heart swell with pride.
“Chandrayaan3 imprints our identity on the Moon’s southern frontier, a triumph unmatched,” Chadha
said.
This “historic leap” is a clarion call to aim for the stars and serves as a resounding reminder that “the
sky is not the limit, it is our launchpad”, the AAP leader added. (PTI)

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