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Kerala Assembly congratulates Chandrayaan team

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The upgraded PSLV C-11 which was used to launch India's maiden moon mission. Photo:ISRO

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (PTI): The Kerala Assembly on Monday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair and his colleagues for the successful launch of the nation's first moon mission -- Chandrayaan-I.

In a special reference at the Zero Hour on the opening day of the Assembly's winter session, Speaker K Radhakrishnan said it was a proud moment for the entire nation when India's space agency successfully launched its maiden lunar mission.

"The achievement is certain to inspire the Indian scientific community to aim and reach greater heights," he said.

Sharing the Speaker's sentiments, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said the state Culture department was making arrangements for a grand reception for the Chandrayaan team.

Opposition Leader Oommen Chandy said the success of the mission was a great national achievement. Kerala could especially be proud of it as the scientists from the state had played a prominent role in the mission, he added.

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