Guwahati, 7th September
With hopes and aspirations of 135 billion people of India since last one and half month’s journey, the Chandrayan-2’s Vikram lander was about to land on the Lunar surface when all became silent. The lander was about 2.1 kilometre away from the Lunar surface, when the communication with it was lost all of a sudden. Prime Minister Naredra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and crores of other people were waiting for the glorious moment, but suddenly silence prevailed. Gloom and depression appeared in the faces of the scientists of the ISRO.
ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan declared that communication with Vikram was lost at 2.1km from the lunar surface and data was being analysed.
PM Modi, who witnessed the attempted landing, spoke to the ISRO team and said the nation is proud of them.