The moon-landing spot is now ‘Shiv Shakti’

The moon-landing spot is now ‘Shiv Shakti’

The moon-landing spot is now ‘Shiv Shakti’


On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the location of Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander’s landing would be known as “Shiv Shakti,” and the location of Chandrayaan-2’s lunar footprint would be known as “Tiranga.”

Naming Lunar Points:

  • Two distinct places on the lunar surface have been given names by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • ‘Shiv Shakti’ will be the name of the location where Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander successfully touched down.
  • ‘Tiranga’ will be the name given to the location on the lunar surface where Chandrayaan-2 left its mark.

Significance of Names:

  • The name “Shiv Shakti” has symbolic meanings: “Shiv” stands for the resolve to improve humanity, and “Shakti” stands for the power required to carry out those resolutions.
  • These lunar sites were given names to create a sense of continuity between the Himalayas in the north and Kanyakumari in the south of India.
  • Tiranga Point serves as a constant reminder that failures and setbacks should not be viewed as the end of an endeavour.

Progress of the Pragyan Rover:

  • The Pragyan rover, a part of the Chandrayaan-3 project, has travelled around 12 meters on the lunar surface.
  • The rover’s movement is intended to take pictures of the Vikram lander that will show off its versatility and capacities.
  • A secure landing, rover mobility, and performing research on the lunar surface are all goals of the mission.

Recognition and National Pride:

  • According to Prime Minister Modi, India’s scientific and technological ability has been recognized internationally as a result of the Chandrayaan-3 mission’s accomplishment.
  • The mission is viewed as a symbol of India’s courageous and unyielding attitude, which can confront major world issues and provide solutions.

Encouragement of Scientific Research: 

  • The Chandrarayaan 3’s success will foster young people’s interest in science and advance our understanding of ancient astronomy.
  • He emphasized the need to revisit and confirm the astronomical knowledge contained in the ancient Indian scriptures.
  • Students at all levels of education are seen as having a dual responsibility for promoting research and disseminating discoveries.

Role of ISRO:

  • The Prime Minister recognized the crucial role that organizations like the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have played in improving India’s standing in the realm of space exploration.
  • He credited agencies like ISRO with helping India go from a fledgling country to a key participant in the international space community.