India made history on Wednesday with the successful soft landing of its lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon’s south pole area. With this accomplishment, India becomes the first country to land on the Moon’s difficult south pole area.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the landing, writing, “‘India, I reached my destination and you too!’: Chandrayaan-3.”
Soon afterwards social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter flooded with the congratulatory messages as everyone came forward to extend their wishes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who witnessed the historic moment virtually from Johnsonburg penned the message as “Historic day for India’s space sector. Congratulations to @isro for the remarkable success of Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 23, 2023
Followed by PM, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, the “new space odyssey flies India’s celestial ambitions to newer heights”.
India becomes the first nation to touch the south pole of the moon with the success of the #Chandrayaan3 Mission.
The new space odyssey flies India's celestial ambitions to newer heights, setting it apart as the world's launchpad for space projects.
Unlocking a gateway to space…
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 23, 2023
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari termed it a “beacon of inspiration for generations to come”. “Chandrayaan 3 touches down, carving India’s illustrious chapter in celestial history,” he said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated “Team ISRO for today’s pioneering feat.”
“Chandrayaan3’s soft landing on the uncharted lunar South Pole is the result of decades of tremendous ingenuity and hard work by our scientific community. Since 1962, India’s space program has continued to scale new heights and inspire generations of young dreamers,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Congratulations to Team ISRO for today's pioneering feat.#Chandrayaan3’s soft landing on the uncharted lunar South Pole is the result of decades of tremendous ingenuity and hard work by our scientific community.
Since 1962, India’s space program has continued to scale new…
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 23, 2023
Congress party called it a “momentous day for 140 crore Indians as India celebrates the successful landing of Chandrayaan III”.
चंद्रमा की सतह पर चंद्रयान-3 के सफलतापूर्वक उतरने पर ISRO सहित सभी देशवासियों को बधाई।
भविष्य में अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान की आवश्यकता को देखते हुए ही पंडित नेहरू ने ISRO की नींव रखी थी।
यह उनकी दूरदर्शिता का ही परिणाम है कि आज भारत पूरे विश्व में अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान के क्षेत्र में नए… pic.twitter.com/0CyjvREnMr
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 23, 2023