Soumya Prakash Pradhan

The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), S. Somanath, has been in the spotlight recently due to two major achievements.

One is the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon, and the other one is the Aditya L1 sun study mission.

In a heartwarming gesture, a young boy recently presented Somanath with a special gift to congratulate him and the team of scientists for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon's South Pole.

This thoughtful youngster crafted a model of the Vikram Lander and handed it over to the ISRO Chief on behalf of the entire neighbourhood.

Sharing this touching moment, ISRO scientist PV Venkitakrishnan posted a picture on the X platform and wrote, "ISRO Chief Sri Somanath had a surprise visitor today. A young neighbour boy has given his homemade Vikram Lander model to the ISRO chief, representing all the neighbours."

The picture quickly went viral on the internet, and it received a lot of love and appreciation from users.

Many commented on how ISRO's achievements are inspiring and motivating young minds to pursue a career in science. 

Some users praised the caring neighbours, while others applauded the effort of the young boy who made the model.

One user even noted, "Born with talent 👍👏," and another emphasised, "ISRO is a big motivator for the upcoming generation.”