Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission saying ‘its excellent capabilities have been constructed up over a long time’.

In her congratulatory letter to ISRO chairman S. Somanath, Sonia Gandhi mentioned, “This is to let you know how thrilled I was by ISRO’s magnificent achievement last evening. It is a matter of great pride and excitement to all Indians, particularly the younger generation.”

The former Congress chief mentioned, “ISRO’s outstanding capabilities have been built up over decades. It has had remarkable leaders and a spirit of collective endeavour has always driven it.”

She mentioned that its being “anchored” on self-reliance for the reason that early sixties has contributed to its nice successes.

“I wish the entire ISRO fraternity all the very best and extend my warm greetings to each and every member of it on this momentous occasion, ” she added.

Her remarks got here after India’s moon lander efficiently set its 4 legs softly and safely on the lunar soil on Wednesday night as deliberate, and have become the fourth nation on the planet to attain the feat.

The lander landed close to the South Pole of the moon after travelling about 3.84 lakh km for over 40 days.

With the touchdown, a serious portion of the Rs 600 crore Chandrayaan-3 mission has been realised.

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