Jitendra lauds PM for inspiring scientists, says overjoyed

Jammu: Union Minister in PMO and Department of Space and Atomic Energy, Dr Jitendra Singh on Friday expressed happiness over the launching of 31 satellites by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
“It is a historical success and I feel that every Indian should be proud of this moment,” Dr Singh said here on Friday.
He added that being associated with the department, he is overjoyed, adding, “in recent times, the area of space technology has experienced numerous achievements.”
Dr Singh further added, “I must make a mention that in the last 3 to 4 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a personal and keen interest in expanding and developing space technology.”
“The Prime has extended all his encouragement and inspired the space scientists due to which we were able to achieve series of success in this field,” said the Union Minister.
ISRO on Friday launched its 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission.
The satellites were launched from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 9.29 am.
On its 42nd mission, ISRO’s trusted workhorse ‘PSLV-C40’ is carrying the weather observation ‘Cartosat-2’ series satellite and 30 co-passengers.
“Out of 31 satellites, 28 were of other countries including US which started its space technology journey much before India,” he added and said that countries like UK, France, Korea, Finland were part of the ISRO’s satellite launching, which is a proud moment.
“The satellites were launched through our launching pads and the historic moment has proved that the World have accepted that India’s space technology has taken a giant leap,” he said.