New Delhi, Sep 7 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday applauded the entire team of space scientists and researchers at ISRO for the Chandrayaan-2 Mission and said, "I have no doubt that we will get there, if not today, then tomorrow; together as a nation".
In a statement issued in the morning, the Congress president said the nation owe a great debt to ISRO and the brilliant men and women who staff it and added that "no success is final and every obstacle is a stepping stone to future success.''
"It is a testament to their remarkable ability, goodwill and unique place in the heart of every Indian, that the nation followed Chandrayaan-2’s journey at every step, no matter the hour,'' she said.
India's ambitious moon mission Chandrayan-2, hit an unexpected setback earlier today minutes before its soft landing on the surface of the moon.
"Chandrayaan-2’s journey may take us slightly longer but ISRO’s history is replete with examples of their determination in the face of seemingly hopeless odds. They never give up. I have no doubt that we will get there, if not today, then tomorrow; together as a nation," the Congress president added.
Recollecting India's 115 successful space missions and astounding successes with Chandrayaan 1 (India’s first Moon Mission) and Mangalyaan (Mars Mission) under ISRO, Ms Gandhi said, "the nation is extremely proud of their immense successes".
"Their hard work and dedication has earned India a place in the league of space-faring nations and have inspired generations to reach for the stars", Ms Gandhi added.