K Sivan boards Indigo flight, passengers cheer, click selfies with him
New Delhi : Space agency ISRO chief K Sivan received a warm welcome in the Indigo flight he boarded recently. A video of his journey is getting viral on the social media.
In the video, he can be seen posing for group selfies with several flight attendants, one of whom asks the flight's passengers through a PA system, to welcome the space agency chief.
After obliging the passengers, he can be seen walking through the aisle and is greeted with loud claps from the passengers. Dr Sivan then smiles at the crowd and waves at them, as thanks for the warm welcome.
Watch the video below:
Last month, he had received an emotional support from the whole nation after his mission Chandrayaan 2 failed to create history with a soft landing of lander Vikram.
Announcing the news, he was seen breaking down into tears. PM Modi then leant forward, patted him on the back and pulled him into an embrace.
In a 30-minute address to ISRO scientists, PM Modi said "resilience and tenacity are central to India's ethos".
"As important as the final result is the journey and the effort. I can proudly say that the effort was worth it and so was the journey. Our team worked hard, travelled far and those teachings will always remain with us. The learnings from today will make us stronger and better," PM Modi said.