Watch: PM Modi Hugs ISRO Chief K Sivan After He Breaks Down
Moments after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a reassuring speech to ISRO scientists at its Bengaluru headquarters following the Chandrayaan-2 setback on Saturday, 7 September, the space agency’s chief K Sivan was visibly upset.
A video from the moment shows Sivan breaking down as the PM was about to leave the ISRO centre. PM Modi who lent his shoulder to Sivan gave him a hug and consoled him. Words were exchanged as a disturbed and disappointed Sivan took time to gain his composure.
ISRO's plan to soft land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the lunar surface veered off script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent.
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In his address, PM Modi asked ISRO scientists not to be disheartened by the hurdles in the moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and asserted that there will be a "new dawn".
‘India Is Proud of ISRO’: Twitter Rallies Around Sivan
As the video of Sivan in tears went viral, many people on Twitter expressed grief at the sight and assured Sivan that they are proud of the achievements of ISRO.
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