Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on 26 August 2023 that 23 August would henceforth be the 'National Space Day' in India and the landing point of Chandrayaan-3 would be known as 'Point Shivshakti'.
Also PM Modi announced that the point where Chandrayaan-2 left its mark will be known as 'Tiranga Point'.
- On August 26, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first stop on his return to India from Greece was Bengaluru, where he congratulated and interacted with scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful landing of Moon mission Chandrayaan-3.
- PM Modi at the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) made the historic landing of Chandrayaan-3 near the South Pole of the Moon making India the first country in the infinite universe to land a spacecraft near the South Pole of the Moon.
National Technology Day:
- To highlight the importance of science and technology in the country, 'National Technology Day' has been celebrated on 11 May since 1999. Because on this day the successful 'Pokhran test' was made possible by the scientists of the country in the year 1998.
- It was announced by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Prime Minister Vajpayee named India's second nuclear test as 'Operation Shakti'.
- While the first nuclear test in the year 1974 (Prime Minister Indira Gandhi) was named 'Buddha Muskuraye' (Smiling Buddha).
- The day was named by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On this occasion, he also added 'Jai Vigyan' to the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' given by the second Prime Minister of India, Late Lal Bahadur Shastri.
- The first event of 'National Technology Day' was celebrated on May 11, 1999, its purpose is to remember the scientific and technological achievements of Indian scientists, engineers.
- The day is celebrated every year by the Indian Technology Development Board (a statutory body under the Ministry of Science and Technology) conferring National Awards on individuals for their contribution to science and technology in India.