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Monday, September 29, 2014

A Moment of Pride


It was a long journey with perils n thrills

  One final command and scientists stood still

There were anxious moments n hearts beat

  Then it was sighted to a thunderous treat

Long hours and perseverance was behind this story

  The result was grand n brought immense glory

‘Knock, Knock, who is there’ Maven gazed

  ‘It is Mangalayaan ‘ came reply from haze

 PS: Maven is the first spacecraft launched by NASA to explore the upper atmosphere of Mars. It was placed in the Mars orbit on 21 Sep 14 and Mangalayaan entered the orbit on 24 Sep 14.This poem is a dedication to the scientists of our country who realized the near impossible dream at a fraction of cost!

42 comments:

  1. It's like we are living in the future :-)

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    1. True Agnes! We have seen tremendous changes happening in our life time:)

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  2. It's always good to realize dreams and show everyone that they're not impossible!

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    1. Absolutely! They have made it I AM POSSIBLE:)

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  3. Such a wonderful tribute to the tons of efforts and hard word put in by our scientists - it's indeed a huge moment of pride and joy for each one of us!

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    1. A big thanks for those kind words, Arti! The scientests deserve a big applause!

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  4. Great effort by ISRO.

    Nice poem Rahulji...

    thanks

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  5. And we did it in our first attempt! Kudos to our scientists! Mangalyan costed one tenth of the cost of Maven...very apt words for appreciating our scientists!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sandhya for echoing my sentiments!

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  6. Instead of celebrating success,our netas are busy taking credit.
    AS modi said,it has costed us Rs 7/km as against Rs10/km for an auto rickshaw

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    1. Nothing unusual about this Mr Chowla! The crabs will ever change their mentality!

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  7. Lovely dedication for an amazing milestone :)

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    1. Thank you Ramya for those words! Am delighted to see you after a while:)

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  8. God bless us!! We can be awesome if we want to be!!!
    This was lovely!

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  9. I salute those who worked so hard and made it come true .. GREAT EFFORT
    congratulations to everyone who did their job

    Bikram

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    1. A great effort by the team at ISRO, Bikram!

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  10. Lovely poem. One of the biggest achievements for our country.

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    1. Thanks a lot Saru! A big achievement indeed!

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  11. A proud moment for every Indian and respect to each and every individual who was a part of this tremendous effort.

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    1. I fully agree Latha! A proud day for all of us!

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  12. Did you see the cartoon on NYT?

    Here' the link - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/opinion/heng-indias-budget-mission-to-mars.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

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    1. Yeah Purba, thanks for that link! They did manage to take a dig but am sure inwardly they know it was not an easy task to achieve this, knowing where we stand!

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  13. Nice of you to write a poem. Its a great achievement indeed!

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    1. Thanks Bindu! A big feather in ISRO cap:)

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  14. Brilliantly coined for an equally brilliant achievement!

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    1. A sincere thanks for appreciation of a humble effort of mine for a huge achievement of those who achieved this feat!

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  15. Those lines are a great way to salute the nation and the people behind this mission. :)

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  16. Indeed a proud moment for all Indians. I love this tribute to the ISRO Scientists.

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  17. So, you taught me something new, tnx:-) Great poem!

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  18. A moment of pride indeed. I have this feeling that India was considered the Underdogs and the rest of the world are beginning to feel that the once-Underdogs are growing away to glory! :-)

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    1. Honestly, I believe we can do much more only the right attitude is needed, Ashwini!

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  19. This was indeed a moment of joy and pride. Also it changes everything in the world of science. The youth wont look towards international labs for better facilities, stipend, and quality of research. The Mars project has set new benchmark for the technology n has inspired so many young minds to stay back to learn and to contribute to take on from here..:D

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  20. Hope more people in this country think like you and achieve what theyhave set their hearts on, Monica:)

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  21. A lovely tribute to our scientist who made all of us proud. I loved the way you rhymed the poem :)

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  22. A beautiful tribute to a spectacular achievement. You everybody was talking about it in Europe, news papers from the US was full of praise for our country and for Modi.
    I felt so proud of our country.
    At last we can some light at the end of the tunnel. The years we have wasted engaging in our own selfish pursuits. India shining is finally happening.

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    1. Absolutely true, Rama! Such feats make us proud!

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