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Shiv Shakti Point, Tiranga Point and National Space Day

India created history after a soft landing on south pole of the Moon on 23rd August 2023. The Vikram lander safely landed on the surface of the Moon and ISRO Chairman, S Somnath confirmed that both Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover are safe on the Moon. The Point of Landing or the Touch Down that Chandrayaan 3 made will be known as Shiv Shakti Point. Let’s read more about Shiv Shakti Point.

Shiv Shakti Point

During a significant visit to the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru, the Prime Minister applauded the achievements of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. One of the major highlights of this visit was the naming of Chandrayaan-3’s moon lander landing site as the ‘Shiv Shakti Point’. This name isn’t merely symbolic but resonates with India’s philosophical depth, representing resolution, strength, and the country’s vast connect from the Himalayas to Kanyakumari. Further emphasizing the nation’s newfound confidence, the Prime Minister mentioned that India is poised to play a pivotal role in global problem-solving in the 21st century. As India stands on the brink of space exploration, ISRO’s achievements, including the challenging landing of Chandrayaan-3 near the moon’s south pole, are testament to its capabilities.

Tiranga Point

In another significant gesture acknowledging India’s advancements in space, the site where Chandrayaan-2 left its mark on the moon has been named ‘Tiranga’. This name not only captures India’s pride but also its journey from being viewed as a third-world country to one that now confidently touches the celestial bodies. The Prime Minister drew a heartfelt parallel between ISRO’s location in Southern India and Chandrayaan-3’s significant achievement of landing near the moon’s south pole, underscoring the challenges and triumphs of the journey. Amidst these advancements, the youth of the nation have been entrusted with a special task. They are urged to dive deep into scientific research and to study and corroborate the astronomical formulas found in ancient Indian scriptures.

National Space Day

August 23 is now more than just a date on the calendar for India. The Prime Minister declared it as ‘National Space Day’, commemorating the day Chandrayaan-3 achieved its soft landing on the moon. This declaration not only celebrates the mission’s success but also positions India as a leading figure in space exploration. As the fourth nation globally to make such a landing, India has joined an elite group of countries including the USSR, the U.S., and China. However, the ambitions don’t end here. The burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit in India’s space sector promises a bright future. With experts forecasting the space industry’s value to potentially double from 8 to 16 billion dollars in the foreseeable future, and with ISRO consistently showcasing its might on the world stage, the ‘Shiv Shakti’ and ‘Tiranga’ points on the moon have become more than just names. They symbolize India’s progress, unity, and a future filled with promise.


What is Shiv Shakti Point?

Shiv shakti point was the Landing point of Chandrayaan 3.

What is Tiranga point on Moon?

The point of Impact of Chandrayaan 2 will be called Tiranga.