Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, declared August 23 as the National space Day to commemorate the remarkable achievement of Chandrayaan-3 landing on the moon.
The Prime Minister Office also tweeted, “Now onwards, every year, 23rd August will be celebrated as the National Space Day”.
Now onwards, every year, 23rd August will be celebrated as the National Space Day. pic.twitter.com/R2sR56bvst
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 26, 2023
Applauding the scientists behind India’s successful mission to moon, PM Modi said, “You took ‘Make in India’ to the moon.
To further celebrate the success of India’s moon mission, PM Modi announced that the spot of landing of Vikram lander will be known as ‘Shivshakti’, and the name of the crash landing site of Chandrayaan-2 as ‘Tiranga point’. He said that Chandrayaan-2 left its footprint on the lunar surface in 2019, he said while addressing scientists at ISRO Telemetry Tracking & Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru.