Amid a backdrop of protocol discord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on this particular Saturday, clarified that he had conveyed his entreaties to the distinguished trio comprising the Governor of Karnataka, the Chief Minister, and the Deputy Chief Minister. His entreaty, marked by conscientious concern, beseeched them not to journey to the airport for the purpose of welcoming his arrival. The rationale underpinning this diplomatic deviation was his sincere worry for their peace of mind, given the challenges of an extended flight, leading to an uncertain estimate of his arrival.
The unfolding chronicle commenced with Modi’s direct aerial trajectory, spanning from Athens to Bengaluru, with the approximate hour being 6 a.m. The purpose of this airborne sojourn was an interaction with the venerable assembly of ISRO scientists, devoted to the Chandrayaan-3 mission towards the Moon.
Facing a gathering surrounding the HAL airport, the Prime Minister, in eloquent articulation, explained the unpredictable nature of transcontinental journeys, elucidating the resultant uncertainties of his arrival time. In light of this intricate situation, he directed his plea to the esteemed trio: Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar. The essence of his request was to spare them the customary protocol, given the impending swift departure after paying tribute to the ISRO luminaries.
“And thus, the orchestration of protocol shall be reserved for the occasion of my formal journey,” Modi’s sentiment was reported by PTI.
In the backdrop of this collaboration, an atmosphere of harmony was cultivated, and in retrospective acknowledgment of this cooperation, the Prime Minister conveyed gratitude, punctuating his sentiment with expressions of thankfulness.
Preceding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s impending expedition to Bengaluru, scheduled for a rendezvous with ISRO experts, Congress figure Jairam Ramesh proposed a contentious statement on the previous Friday. He asserted that Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar had been deterred from extending a warm welcome at the HAL Airport. In a statement infused with political nuances, Ramesh postulated that Modi’s demeanor bore traces of discontent, catalyzed by the ceremonial honors extended to the ISRO dignitaries prior to his own projected interaction.
Within his exposition, Ramesh characterized Modi’s decision as a manifestation of “petulant petty politics,” subtly implying that this act was indicative of capricious politicking. It was Siddaramaiah’s visit to the Missions Operations Complex at ISTRAC on the preceding Thursday, laced with complimentary overtones towards ISRO’s helmsman S Somanath and his retinue, that seemingly contributed to this apparent conundrum. As he conferred accolades upon the mission’s triumphant lunar landing, he heralded the impending formal commendation within the venerable precincts of the Banquet hall at Vidhana Soudha. In his communication, he delineated the involvement of approximately five hundred scholars from Karnataka in this juncture of scientific acumen.
The annals of history inscribed a pivotal chapter on Wednesday, with India etching its name in the records of terrestrial history. The pinnacle of this narrative materialized as the Lander Module of ISRO’s ambitious endeavor with the moon, the Chandrayaan-3 mission, delicately touched down on the lunar terrain. This feat of accomplishment enveloped India in a singular distinction, marking it as the fourth nation to partake in this celestial tango, while additionally being the vanguard to explore the enigmatic expanses of the southern pole of Earth’s solitary natural satellite.