Making a special mention of women scientists involved in the mission, Modi emphasized asserted that the lunar programme was also a living example of women power.
“Where the might of women’s power is added, the impossible can also be made possible… India’s Mission Chandrayaan is also a living example of women power. Many women scientists and engineers have been directly involved in this entire mission. They have handled many important responsibilities like project director, project manager of different systems. The daughters of India are now challenging even the space which is considered infinite. When the daughters of a country become so ambitious, who can stop that country from becoming developed,” Modi said.
He also recited lines from a poem written by him with the underlying message that the “sun has just risen”. Modi said on August 23, India’s Chandrayaan-3 proved that some “suns of resolve rise on the moon as well”.
Talking about the upcoming G20 summit, PM Modi said that India’s G20 presidency is a people’s presidency. “Our presidency of G20 is a people’s presidency, in which the spirit of public participation is at the forefront. Among the eleven engagement groups of G20, academia, civil society, youth, women, our parliamentarians, entrepreneurs and people associated with urban administration played an important role. In one way or the other, more than 1.5 crore people are associated with the events being organized across the country regarding this. In this effort of ours for public participation, not just one, but two world records have also been created,” he said.