Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with about 70 college students from throughout the nation on the house centre right here and cheered them to do effectively in life amid gloom over lack of contact with lunar lander Vikram whereas descending in direction of the moon on early Saturday.
“Modi asked the boys and girls from schools and colleges if they made friends and have learnt a lot from each other. He also asked them what they would tell at home when they go back about the Chandrayaan-2 mission despite a setback due to loss of communication link between Vikram and the space agency’s ground stations,” an official instructed IANS right here.
In response, a few of them instructed the Prime Minister that they’d say the mission was nearly a hit however for the lack of contact with Vikram whereas it was descending to land on the lunar floor.
The Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) invited the scholars to witness Vikram touchdown and its rover Pragyan rolling out of it and stroll on the lunar floor close to the south pole.
“Two students from each state and a couple of them from Bhutan were selected for the trip on the basis of a online quiz on space,” the official added.
The Prime Minister additionally instructed the scholars to not be disillusioned by setbacks in life however attempt laborious to beat them.
When one of many boys requested what he ought to do to turn into the nation’s President, Modi quipped why not turn into the Prime Minister.
“Study well, work hard and have self-confidence to achieve anything in life,” Modi instructed the scholars in the course of the temporary interplay.