After Chandrayaan 2’s lander (Vikram) lost communication with the mission control room, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised the students, who were at the ISRO’s control room to witness the historic event to "aim big in life and never let disappointment enter in the way of achieving goals".
"Aim big in life and divide it into small parts or goals. Go for achieving these small goals and assembling it. Forget about what you miss and never let disappointment enter in the way," said Narendra Modi.
PM Modi also met Bhutanese students and asked the if they befriended Indian students. He then went on to sign some autographs and got a group picture taken with the students.
Sixty high school students who cleared an online quizz were there to witness the historic moment. PM Modi attempted to calm the tensed mood inside the ISRO’s mission control station, he patted ISRO’s chairman K Sivan on his back and commended him and the whole team for their hard work.
Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the students from across the country, who were selected through ISRO's 'Space Quiz' competition to watch the landing of #VikramLander along with PM. pic.twitter.com/wLaPovy8tK— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2019
"Vikram lander's descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, the communication from the lander to ground station was lost. The data is being analysed," Sivan had said.
The Vikram lander started its descent to the moon on Saturday morning.