India to Celebrate August 23 as National Space Day
PM Modi Announces National Space Day to Commemorate Chandrayaan-3 Landing
New Delhi, August 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that August 23, the day when India’s lunar exploration mission Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the Moon, will be celebrated as National Space Day every year.
The announcement was made during a speech by the Prime Minister at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters in Bengaluru. He said that the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 was a “historic moment” for India and that it would “inspire our scientists and young minds to achieve even greater heights in the field of space exploration.”
The Prime Minister also said that National Space Day would be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the ISRO and to raise awareness about the importance of space science and technology. He said that space exploration is “essential for our future” and that it “has the potential to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.”
The announcement of National Space Day was welcomed by scientists and space enthusiasts across India. They said that it was a fitting tribute to the ISRO’s achievements and that it would help to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The first National Space Day will be celebrated on August 23, 2024. The day will be marked by a series of events and activities across India, including lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.
The ISRO has also announced that it will launch a new website and social media campaign to mark National Space Day. The website will provide information about the ISRO’s missions and achievements, while the social media campaign will use the hashtag #NationalSpaceDay to raise awareness about space science and technology.
The announcement of National Space Day is a significant step in India’s efforts to promote space science and technology. It is a recognition of the ISRO’s achievements and a commitment to the future of space exploration.