Visibly elated and proud after witnessing successful launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C23 from Sriharikota on June 30, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said that Indians can be proud of their space programme, which was fully indigenous.
He called upon the space community to proactively engage with all stakeholders to maximize the use of space science in governance and development, reported PIB.
According to Modi, India must fully harness this expertise in space technology in the developmental process for social change, economic development and resource conservation. He added that India's space programme was driven by a vision of service to humanity, not a desire of power.
Modi called upon the space community to take up the challenge of developing a SAARC satellite that can be dedicated to our neighbourhood as a gift from India. He also underlined the role of space science in realizing the vision of a Digital India.
He urged the scientists to work towards the goal of becoming the viable satellite launch service provider of the world.