What is Shiv Shakti Point?
On 26th August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed that the landing site of Chandrayaan-3’s moon lander would be named ‘Shiv shakti Point.’
This significant declaration was made during the Prime Minister’s visit to the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru. The naming of this lunar landing site holds not only scientific but also spiritual and inspirational significance.
Shiv Shakti Point: A Fusion of Science and Spirituality
The name ‘Shiv Shakti Point’ represents a harmonious amalgamation of spirituality and scientific prowess. Just as the convergence of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti signifies the cosmic balance in Hindu mythology, the naming of the lunar landing site as Shiv Shakti Point embodies the unity of human endeavor and the awe-inspiring wonders of the cosmos.
Inspiration for Future Generations
The Prime Minister stated that the naming of the lunar landing site as Shiv shakti Point is intended to inspire upcoming generations to channel the power of science for the betterment of humanity.
Empowering Women in Science
The naming of lunar landing site as ‘Shiv shakti Point’ serves as an evident to the role of women scientists in Chandrayaan-3. Addressing the role of women scientists in the Chandrayaan-3 mission, Prime Minister Modi acknowledged the integral contributions of women to India’s scientific endeavors. This recognition highlights the nation’s commitment to gender inclusivity and showcases the increasing representation of women in the field of science and technology.
Scientific Triumph and Dedication
Shiv shakti Point marks the spot where Chandrayaan-3’s moon lander successfully touched down on the lunar surface, after a meticulous journey of 40-days into space. The PM Modi praised the efforts of the ISRO scientists, highlighting their dedication and the rigorous testing that led to the successful soft landing. The mission’s success underscores India’s achievements in the field of space exploration and its commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge.
Tiranga Point: Remembering Chandrayaan-2
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced that the crash-landed site of Chandrayaan-2 on the lunar surface, where the Indian tricolor was imprinted, would be known as ‘Tiranga Point.’ This designation is a tribute to the resilience and indomitable spirit of the Indian space program, signifying the nation’s perseverance in the face of challenges.
Symbol of Unity and Pride
The announcement of ‘Shiv shakti Point’ and ‘Tiranga Point’ symbolizes unity, national pride and interplay of human aspiration with cosmic marvels. These names will not only resonate in the scientific community but also inspire individuals from all walks of life. By honoring the achievements of Indian space scientists and showcasing the nation’s achievements, these names will serve as a beacon of inspiration for the generations.