BRICS Summit: During the BRICS summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, the impression of the amazing, unprecedented success of Chandrayaan-3 was clearly visible in the gestures and expressions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a speech during the summit on Thursday, an important part of it was dedicated to the wonderful success of Chandrayaan.
There was a different kind of enthusiasm in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style during the BRICS Summit 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa. There was a sense of pride, there was confidence. The Chandrayaan effect was clearly visible in the Prime Minister’s body language. The courage to grasp the sky. Why not, the spirits are over the moon. India has done what any other country has done in the field of space science. ISRO’s lander Vikram succeeded in landing on the south pole of the moon and now the rover Pragyan is slowly moving on the surface of the moon to study and collect data.
Look at this picture. Seen in the frame are Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Lula da Silva, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi’s face is beaming with pride as if every tear is pulsating. In one hand something like a bundle of papers is visible. Jinping is looking at PM Modi. The Prime Minister’s eyes are on President Ramaphosa who is seen saying something by putting his hand on D’Silva’s shoulder.
The whole world is awestruck by the unprecedented achievement of India in the form of soft landing of the lander Vikram on the south pole of the Moon. Even during his speech at the BRICS Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the achievement of Chandrayaan 3 as an important success not only for India but for the entire mankind. He said, ‘Just now my friend Ramaphosa ji congratulated India for the moon mission. Congratulations are being received from everyone. Even all over the world, this success is being accepted not only as a limited success of one country but as an important success of the whole mankind. This is a matter of great pride for all of us and an opportunity to felicitate the scientists of India from the whole world. Friends, last evening India’s Chandrayaan made a soft landing on the South Pole of the Moon. This is a huge achievement not only for India but for the scientific community across the world. And in the area where India had set its target, there has never been an attempt before and this attempt has been successful. This in itself is a big success of science and scientists. On this historic occasion, the messages of congratulations that I have received from all of you to India, to the scientists of India and to the scientific community of the world, I would like to publicly express my gratitude on behalf of myself, my countrymen and my scientists. Thank you.
The warmth of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Ramaphosa is evident in this picture. Both are seen fighting in this style as if they are saying that we will not break this friendship…. There is a smile on PM Modi’s face. A different kind of confidence is visible.
Earlier, when Cyril Ramaphosa hosted a state dinner for the guests on Wednesday night, Chandrayaan 3 and India dominated his speech. At the banquet, Ramaphosa said, “Tonight is a night when we have even more reason to celebrate as BRICS partners. A few hours before noon today, India created history by successfully landing a lunar module on the Moon’s South Pole, becoming the first country to do so. We are proud of the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India and Congratulations to the people there and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has posted a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on X, in which he is seen standing and reading a newspaper from South Africa. Together, the President of Brazil, Lula D’Silva, is seen and his eyes are also on the newspaper. Ballads have been read in the glory of PM Modi in the newspaper, which can be gauged from the headlines only. The heading is – India’s Modi out of this world. The Indian Prime Minister being featured in a South African newspaper is not just a politician but an honor for 140 crore Indians. A sense of pride can be clearly seen in PM Modi’s gesture in the picture.
There were such discussions regarding the BRICS summit that during this there could be bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But this did not happen. Yes, both the leaders definitely shook hands. A video clip also surfaced in which PM Modi is walking ahead and Chinese President Xi Jinping is also walking behind him. During this, PM Modi is seen explaining something to him while walking. The conversation was very brief. This happened when the conference was about to begin and for that the heads of state of the four member countries were going to their respective seats. During the entire summit, there was a sense of pride on the face of PM Modi, the main reason behind which was the unprecedented success of Chandrayaan 3.
The Global South, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi often talks about, has knocked on the Moon’s South Pole. This extraordinary success is the beginning of a new era in the field of knowledge-science, especially space science. The term ‘Global South’, which originated in the 1960s, is generally used for the regions of Latin America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. In particular, this refers to countries in the Southern Hemisphere and the equatorial region, outside Europe and North America, which are mostly low-income and politically backward. Most of the ‘Global South’ countries were left behind in the race for industrialized development. There has also been a conflict of ideology with the capitalist and communist principles of the colonized country. Now the whole world is hearing the roar of the same Global South, in the form of the success of Chandrayaan 3.
The expansion of BRICS was approved at the Johannesburg Summit. BRICS includes Brazil, India, China and South Africa. For the first time since 2010, the organization is going to expand so that its influence can also be expanded at the global level. More than 20 countries of Global South including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE have been invited to join BRICS.