Imphal: Dr. Raghu Ningthoujam, from Thanga, Bishnupur was part of the Chandrayaan moon landing mission.
“It’s heartening to share that a scientist from Manipur, Dr. Raghu Ningthoujam, from Thanga, Bishnupur was part of the Chandrayaan moon landing mission,”chief minister N.Biren Singh writes on his Facebook wall.
“The setbacks we encounter from time to time cannot erase our 2000-year-old history. Regardless of the difficulty of the challenge, the people of Manipur will always bounce back stronger.”
After watching live telecast of moon landing of Vikram Lander, the President of India, Droupadi Murmu conveyed her congratulatory message to ISRO and everyone associated with Chandrayaan-3 mission.
In her message, the President said, “There are days when history is made. Today, with the successful moon landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, our scientists have not only made history, but also remade the idea of geography! It is truly a momentous occasion, the kind of event that happens once in a lifetime, making all Indians proud. I congratulate ISRO and everybody involved in this mission, and wish them greater accomplishments ahead.”
“The success of Chandrayaan, I believe, is also a major achievement for the whole of humankind. It shows how India has harnessed its rich traditional knowledge base along with modern science in the service of humanity”.
Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14. The lander and rover landed near the lunar south pole region on Wednesday at 18:02 IST, making India the first country to successfully land a spacecraft near the lunar south pole, the first country to deploy a rover near the lunar south pole, the second country to land on the far side of the moon, the second country to land on the moon in the 21st century and the fourth country to soft-land on the Moon.
Congratulations poured in from various countries including Russia on the successes of the mission.