ISRO 'fills' space while Yoga makes 'India shine' on earth : Modi

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New Delhi: Applauding the space scientists of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the 'Mangalayan maneouvre' in space even after 1000 days of its launch "is the most ambitious mission of ISRO and stands testimony of the stupendous feat achieved by the organisation in recent years. In his monthly "Mann Ki Baat" programme aired on AIR,the PM said,"on the one hand, the world is recognising the power of India through the power of Yoga and on the other, rocket scientists are reaching the zenith of space with their launches. This is the peculiarity of India that while our feet are grounded on earth with Yoga, we have the capacity to to dream big and reach beyond skies to realise those dreams. The last few days have seen India being honoured in the fields of sports and science.Today, the writing on the wall is -- India is everywhere.'' Mr Modi said,"Mars Mission completes 1000 days on June 19. Its life was for six months but we are glad that it is functioning till now." He further said,"I am really happy that due to the efforts of our scientists the 'Mangalayan Mission' is surviving beyond stipulated capacity of six months and is still working even after 1000 days and sending pictures, information and scientific figures. Working beyond its age and completing 1000 days is a landmark scientific and space achievement in our space history." PM also reminded the nation that ISRO scientists have added another feather in their cap by launching 30 nano satellites of Cartostat-2 category just two days ago. Apart from India, the satellites come from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, America and fourteen other nations. The satellite launch will aid in agriculture and disaster management. Mr Modi also spoke about another successful venture of ISRO -- the launch of 'Bahubali satellite' ie the heaviest satellite till date G-SAT 19 a few days ago. The media had compared it to be as heavy as the "size of elephants" which shows what a magnus feat our technocrats had achieved.

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