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PM Modi witnesses launch of IRNSS-1G; congratulates ISRO scientists through video-conferencing
PM Modi congratulates ISRO scientists for successful launch of IRNSS-1G
Indian scientists have achieved a lot in space science which has the capacity to transform lives of the people: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today watched the launch of the navigational satellite IRNSS-1G from South Block in New Delhi. The PSLV, carrying the satellite, lifted off from Sriharikota at 12.50 PM.

Moments after the successful launch, the Prime Minister congratulated and addressed the scientists at ISRO in Sriharikota, through video-conferencing

He said Indian scientists have achieved a lot in space science, which has the capacity to transform the lives of the people.

“With this successful launch, we will determine our own paths powered by our technology. This is a great gift to people from scientists,” the Prime Minister said, adding that these efforts will not only help India, but can help fellow SAARC nations as well.

He declared that this navigation system will be known as NAVIC – “Navigation with Indian Constellation.” He described this as an example of “Make in India,” and “Made for Indians.”

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PM congratulates India B team (Men's) and India A team (Women's) for winning the Bronze Medal at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai
August 10, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated India B team (Men's) and India A team (Women's) for winning the Bronze Medal at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. The Prime Minister also appreciated the people and the Government of Tamil Nadu for hosting the 44th Chess Olympiad and welcoming the world and showcasing our outstanding culture and hospitality.

The Prime Minister tweeted;

“The just-concluded 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai witnessed encouraging performances by the Indian contingent. I congratulate the India B team (Men's) and India A team (Women's) for winning the Bronze Medal. This augurs well for the future of Chess in India.”

I congratulate Gukesh D, Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi, Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali, Tania Sachdev and Divya Deshmukh from our contingent who won board medals. These are outstanding players who have shown remarkable grit and tenacity. Best wishes for their future endeavours.”

“The people and Government of Tamil Nadu have been excellent hosts of the 44th Chess Olympiad. I would like to appreciate them for welcoming the world and showcasing our outstanding culture and hospitality.”