Friday, 14 November 2008


The aptly named project by ISRO has completed yesterday. The sattelite has reached its final orbit and soon a probe will land on moon. The most important thing on the probe ( for me atleast ) is the tricolor.

Just yesterday I was showing the moon to my son. I remember the mesmerising effect it had on me during my childhood , especially those clear blue skies on full moon night. That spectacular sight has never left me since. Even today I look up the sky and try to spot the moon and feel rejuvenated by its serene light. Somehow it takes me back to my hometown and my home garden.

To build a indigenous sattelite and launch it using indigenously built launch vehicle is a great achievement. Kudos to everybody involved in the conception and development of the project. Personally I would like to convey my gratitude to Abdul Kalam. He has been a symbol of all the great virtues of India.

Jai Hind