The whole country is in a celebratory mood after India’s moon mission ‘Chandrayaan 2’ lifted off from its launch pad. The launch successfully took place at 2.43 pm on Monday from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
‘Chandrayaan 2’, a low-cost mission, carrying a billion dreams with itself, that intends at making India the fourth country in the world, after the US, Russia, and China – to complete a soft landing on the Moon. The launch of Chandrayan 2 was delayed by a week due to a technical snag.
The Rs.978 crore mission also brought women power to the fore as it was driven by two-woman scientists of the ISRO–Ritu Karidhal, the mission director and M Vanitha, the Project Director.
Joined by President Ram Nath Kovind and the scientists at ISRO, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists and said every Indian is immensely proud of this moment.
It was indeed a moment of pride for the whole country. Within minutes of the launch, social media was filled with heartfelt posts and congratulatory messages for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) on this landmark moment.
Several Bollywood stars and prominent personalities took to their twitter and expressed their excitement and happiness over the highly-anticipated mission. They poured in praises for ISRO with their heartfelt tweets and posts.
Here, have a look at how our Bollywood stars celebrated the launch of Chandrayaan 2 :
Shah Rukh Khan:
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 22, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 22, 2019
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) July 22, 2019
Over a billion dreams rocketing to the moon! And it is so empowering and inspiring to see 2 women helm the project. Ritu Karidhal and Muthayya Vanitha are nothing short of superwomen! A salute to their entire team. @isro #Chandrayaan2
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 22, 2019