The proposal to designate August 23 as the “National Space Day” to commemorate the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 was approved by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The Union Cabinet joins the nation in congratulating Chandrayaan-3 on its historic success. The Cabinet recognizes the outstanding accomplishment of our scientists.
This is not just a victory for our space agency but is a bright symbol of India’s progress and ascent on the global stage. The Cabinet welcomes that 23rd August would be celebrated as the “National Space Day”, it said.
The Union Cabinet also congratulated the ISRO scientists for their efforts.
“The Cabinet congratulates the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for its efforts. Thanks to our scientists, India is the first country to land near the Moon’s south pole. Landing on the moon, with predicted accuracy, in itself is a momentous achievement. Landing near the South Pole of the Moon, and overcoming the arduous conditions, is a testament to the spirit of our scientists, who for centuries have sought to push the boundaries of human knowledge”, the official statement added.