Live updates: India is with you, our resolve has strengthened, PM Modi tells scientists on Chandrayaan-2

PM Narendra Modi will address the nation from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Control Centre at 8 am on Saturday, after ISRO lost contact with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander.

Live updates: India is with you, our resolve has strengthened, PM Modi tells scientists on Chandrayaan-2
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Bengaluru: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the nation from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Control Centre at 8 am, after ISRO lost contact with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander.

The ISRO from its Twitter handled informed, "Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from ISRO Control Centre today (September 07, 2019) at 0800 hrs IST."

Early on Saturday morning, PM Modi took to Twitter to inform that he would be interacting with the scientists at the ISRO at 8 am.

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander was just 2.1 kilometres away from making history when it lost contact with the ISRO's Mission Control Centre. The descent progressed smoothly for 13 minutes before Vikram started to deviate from its planned path and about 12 seconds before the touch down on Moon's surface. The space agency is analysing the data to extract more details about the development. 

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07 September 2019
08:54 AM

PM Narendra Modi hugs and consoles ISRO Chairman K Sivan after the latter broke down at ISRO Control Centre in Bengaluru.

08:32 AM

The last stop of Chandrayaan's journey may not have been as it was hoped for, but we also have to remember that Chandrayaan's journey has been fantastic, it has been alive: PM Modi as he concludes his address at ISRO Control Centre.

08:31 AM

PM Modi concludes his address saying – Bharat Mata ki Jai, at ISRO Control Centre in Bengaluru.
 

08:30 AM

"If someone is the greatest teacher of knowledge, then it is science. There is no failure in science, only experiments and efforts. Every experiment, every effort is made to sow new seeds of knowledge. The foundation of new possibilities is laid and makes us realize our immense power," says PM Modi.

08:30 AM

I have come here to get inspired by you. You are a sea of inspiration, PM Modi tells scientists at ISRO Control Centre.

08:29 AM

Every difficulty, every struggle, every difficulty, goes by teaching us something new. Some new inventions inspire new technology and this is what determines our future success: PM Modi.

08:29 AM

Science is never satisfied with results, its inherent virtue is making efforts, says PM Modi at ISRO Control Centre.

08:28 AM

Results are also important, but I and the whole country feel proud of the efforts of our scientists, engineers, hence all of you: PM Modi.

08:27 AM

If we were defeated by our initial challenges and problems, then today ISRO would not be able to take a place among the world's leading space agencies: PM

08:27 AM

Wish you all the luck for all the missions ahead, PM Modi tells ISRO scientists in Bengaluru.
 

08:27 AM

We don’t have to look back, we need to take lessons and move ahead unless the objective of the mission is fulfilled, says PM Modi.

08:26 AM

ISRO has the encyclopaedia of success and one or two glitches cannot affect its resolve, says PM Modi to scientists.

08:25 AM

Thousands of years of history are replete with examples when we have achieved historical achievements in spite of early interruptions. Me and ISRO is also a living example of an ever-giving culture: PM Narendra Modi.

08:24 AM

PM Narendra Modi: Today I can proudly say that the effort was worth it and so was the journey. Our team worked hard, traveled far & these very teachings will remain with us. The learning from today will make us stronger and better.

08:23 AM

It has been our tradition and our values to keep moving towards the goal without being disappointed by the results: PM

08:23 AM

Science is the biggest teacher, it has only efforts and experiments. Sciences provides the foundation to all new inventions, says PM Modi.

08:22 AM

I can proudly say that the effort was worth it and so was the journey. The learnings from today will make us stronger and better. There will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon: PM

08:21 AM

PM Narendra Modi says, "In our illustrious history, we have faced moments that may have slowed us but they have never crushed our spirit.We have bounced back again & gone on to do spectacular things. This is the reason why our civilization stands tall."

08:20 AM

There will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon, says PM Modi.

We came very close but we need to cover more ground, says PM Modi on Chandrayaan-2

 

08:20 AM

You are not people who draw lines on butter, they are people who draw lines on stones: PM Modi

08:17 AM

To our scientists I want to say- India is with you! You are exceptional professionals who have made an incredible contribution to national progress: PM

08:16 AM

Today, our will to touch the moon has become more determined, determination has been strengthened: PM

08:14 AM

"We are full of confidence, when it comes to space programmes, India will prove itself. There are new frontiers to discover and new areas to venture, " says PM Modi.

"India is with you. You have made an incredible contribution towards our country," PM Modi adds.

08:14 AM

We are proud of our space programme and scientists, their hard work and determination ensured a better life not just for our citizens but for other nations as well, says PM Modi.
 

08:13 AM

 PM Modi says, “We might not have reached the surface of moon as per our plan, but a poet will describe this situation as – Chandrayaan-2 was in a hurry to meet the moon and hence it rushed towards it.”

08:11 AM

My scientist friends, for the last few hours, the entire nation was awake, we were awake for our scientists.....we made very close, but we will need to cover more in the times to come... We are proud of our scientists, PM Modi.

08:10 AM

Every person connected to this mission was in a different state of mind. They were going ahead successfully, and then suddenly all information stopped coming in. I saw for myself what you went through after the communication was lost, says PM Modi.

08:09 AM

You are the people who live for mother India, for her glory. You are the people who fight for Maa Bharat. You are the one who has passion for Mother Bharat. Let the life of Mother Bhart be high, for this she spends her whole life: PM Narendra Modi

08:08 AM

You all haven't slept in days, I wanted to interact with all of you personally. There are a lot of questions unanswered. I lived that moment with you all when we lost communication with Vikram lander last night, PM Modi says.

08:06 AM

Addressing the space scientists in Bengaluru, PM Modi says, "You are the people who sacrifice your dreams to make the dreams of the country come true."

08:03 AM

PM Narendra Modi reaches the ISRO Control Centre in Bengaluru to interact with space scientists at the centre. He will also address the nation over Chandrayaan-2.

07:42 AM

Early morning on Saturday, PM Modi said that he would be interacting with space scientists at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru at 8 am.

07:41 AM

PM Modi will address the nation at around 8 am on Saturday morning, ISRO informed. "Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from ISRO Control Centre today (September 07, 2019) at 0800 hrs IST," ISRO said in a tweet.

07:39 AM

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander was just 2.1 kilometres away from making history when it lost contact with the ISRO's Mission Control Centre. The descent progressed smoothly for 13 minutes before Vikram started to deviate from its planned path and about 12 seconds before the touch down on Moon's surface. The contact lost was confirmed by ISRO Chairman K Sivan.

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