ISRO chief Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan took the social media by storm once again on Tuesday when an interviewer on Sun TV lauded his success and asked the Tamilian scientist for any message to the people in Tamil Nadu.
“I joined ISRO as an Indian. ISRO is a place where people from all regions and languages work and contribute. But I am grateful to my brothers who celebrate me,” said the ISRO chief. Soon after, people took to Twitter to show respect for presenting the national identity first.
“I am from Bihar and I am proud of Dr Sivan like every other Indian. It doesn’t affect me which state he belongs to, what religion he practices, or which language he speaks. For me, he is an honest, hard-working chairman of a world renowned space agency. He is our national hero,” tweeted Aakash Srivastava (@Aakashlive) an architect working in New Delhi, according to his profile.
Vani Chauhan (@Vani_Chauhan) tweeted “This statement from K Sivan is something I wish every Indian thought. I see so many thumping their chests to claim superiority of their regional identity or ridiculing others & forget that without India they will have no identity.”
The ISRO chief who rose to prominence from a humble background, recently melted hearts when he became emotional after the Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander lost contact.