The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the rest of India celebrated a landmark moment on Monday as their second lunar exploration mission – Chandrayaan 2 – took off successfully. While it is in itself a remarkable feat to develop a completely homegrown lunar mission, what’s also remarkable is that the mission was headed and directed by two women – namely, Muthyya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal. This is also the first time a project in ISRO is being directed by a woman. Now, that’s an achievement alright! Celebrities from all over took to their social media and congratulated ISRO for their wonderful feat. From Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, to R. Madhavan, everyone was all praises.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 22, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 22, 2019
Efforts such as #Chandrayaan2 will further encourage our bright youngsters towards science, top quality research and innovation.
Thanks to Chandrayaan, India’s Lunar Programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the Moon will be significantly enhanced.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 22, 2019
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 22, 2019
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 22, 2019
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) July 22, 2019
#Chandrayaan2 is also special as it celebrates perseverance, hard work and skills of our women scientists. My heartiest congratulations to Muthayya Vanitha, Ritu Karidhal & every lady behind Chandrayaan 2; you are an inspiration for women of #NewIndia!
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 22, 2019
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 22, 2019
The scientists at ISRO are certainly the real heroes of our nation and deserve all the appreciation and praise, don’t y’all think? So proud of them!