Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked world leaders for their wishes on Chandrayaan-3’s successful moon landing.

Responding to the wishes of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the Prime Minister said that this milestone is not just India’s pride but a symbol of human effort and perseverance.

PM Modi posted on X, “I thank His Highness Sheikh @MohammedBinzayed for his good wishes. This milestone is not only India’s pride, but a symbol of human endeavor and perseverance. Our efforts in science and space Pave the way for a brighter tomorrow for all.” (formerly Twitter).

The UAE President had earlier said: “The successful lunar landing of India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft represents a significant leap forward for collective scientific progress. I congratulate Prime Minister @narendramodi and Hearty congratulations to the people of India.” ,

Responding to EU President Ursula von der Leyen’s wishes, PM Modi wrote: “Thank you @vonderleyen for these kind words. India will continue to explore, learn and share for the good of all mankind.”

The EU President wrote: “Congratulations to @narendramodi on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3. A historic milestone and a proud moment for the Indian people. India has become a true pioneer in space exploration. This Indian success will benefit researchers around the world.” ,

Chandrayaan-3 successfully soft-landed on the Moon on Wednesday.

ISRO tweeted, “Chandrayaan-3 mission: ‘India, I have reached my destination and so have you!’ Chandrayaan-3 has successfully soft-landed on the Moon! Congratulations, India!”

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday: “India’s achievement opens new horizons for humanity. This mission is another proof of the power of science and it offers us great opportunities to promote scientific progress and research.” Congratulations, @narendramodi!”

PM Modi wrote in reply, “Indeed, through the power of science, India is working towards a brighter future for all. Thank you @sanchezcastejon for the wishes.”

The President of Madagascar wrote on Wednesday: “#Chandrayaan3 makes a historic landing on the South Pole of the Moon! I want to congratulate #India for such an incredible and exemplary achievement. This success belongs to all of humanity, for Thank you @narendramodi.” Inspirational words and leadership. #IndiaOnTheMoon #BRICS.”

In response PM Modi wrote, “Grateful for your wonderful words, President @SE_Rajoelina. India’s progress in space will truly benefit humanity in times to come.”

As the Vikram lander carrying the Pragyan rover in its belly touched down on the lunar surface, it marked a giant leap in India’s space travel, bringing a well-deserved culmination to ISRO’s long years of toil.

This made India the fourth country to successfully land on the surface of the Moon – after the US, China and Russia, making it into the record books as the first country to land on the south side of Earth’s only natural satellite.

Congratulating India on the landing of Chandrayaan-3, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering wrote on X: “Congratulations @narendramodi and India! We rejoice with you on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3. Like all of you , we said our prayers and held on.” Breathe with equal trepidation and excitement, because we know it’s not just about India.”

In his reply, PM Modi wrote, “Thank you @PMBhutan Lotay Tshering for the kind words of appreciation on Chandrayaan-3. India’s space program will always do whatever it takes to advance global welfare.”

Special screenings of Chandrayaan-3’s soft landing were organized across the country, including in schools, science centers and public institutions. ISRO made the live action available on the ISRO website, its YouTube channel, Facebook and public broadcaster DD National TV.

The spacecraft was launched on 14 July from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

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