New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat on Sunday lauded the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, a thoroughly Indian mission in heart and spirit and said he hoped it will inspire the country’s youth towards science and innovation.
He said that the two “greatest lessons” he learnt from the Chandrayaan-II mission are “faith and fearlessness” and also announced a quiz competition whose winners will get an opportunity to visit Sriharikota to witness the moment the spacecraft will land on moon in September.
“I urge my young friends, students to participate in this competition and make it interesting and memorable through their participation. I specially call upon schools, parents, enthusiastic teachers & mentors to strive hard to ensure victory for their respective schools. Encourage all students to join. And the most thrilling part is that students scoring the highest in their respective states will be invited to visit Sriharikota, with expenses borne by the Government. There in September they will get an opportunity to witness the moment when Chandrayaan would be landing on the surface of the Moon. For these winners, it will be a historic event of their life. But for that, you will have to participate in the Quiz competition, score the highest & be a winner,” said PM Modi.
The Quiz competition will be based on Space, India’s Space Mission, Science and Technology. The details of this competition will be available on the Mygov website.
He hopes that the Chandrayaan-II mission will inspire youth towards science and innovation, saying that science is the path to progress.