Union Minister Jitendra Singh said it is wrong to term Chandrayaan-2 as a disappointment since it was India's maiden attempt to land on the lunar surface.
The chief minister presented a bouquet to him. Industries Secretary N Muruganandam and Kakarla Usha, Secretary/Chairperson/MD, TIDCO, were present on the occasion.
TMC MP Saugata Roy objected to the decision of the government to provide additional funds to the Department of Space over the alleged 'failure' of Chandrayaan-2 mission.
It had gone incommunicado minutes before attempting a soft-landing on the moon on September 7.
A committee constituting many institutions, organisations and senior scientists has been working to study the issues of Chandrayaan-2 and the reason behind its hard landing, as per ISRO spokesperson.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh, the minister of state in the PMO said the first phase of descent was performed nominally from an altitude of 30 km to 7.
However scientists believe there is nothing earth shattering about the finding as the isotope of Argon (40AR) is also found on earth and around the moon.
On September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation attempted a soft landing of Vikram on the uncharted lunar south pole, before losing communication with the lander.
On the occasion of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Palasa-based micro artist and goldsmith prepared a logo and spectacles by using only 150 milligrams of 22 carat gold.
The mission life of the lander and the rover will be one Lunar day which is equal to fourteen earth days, ISRO had said prior to the launch.
While Young Boys Club is recreating the sequence of Balakot airstrike, Kumartuli Park and Sribhumi Sporting Club have picked Chandrayaan-2 as the theme behind their pandals.
The Vikram lander module attempted a soft landing on a small patch of lunar highland smooth plains between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters before losing communication with ISRO.
Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan, housed inside it, lost communication with the ground station on September 7 during its final descent, just 2.1 kms above the lunar surface.
A single-engine would have obviated the complexities of managing the four throttleable engines working in union, a former ISRO official said.
These images were taken on September 17 when the LRO passed over the site near the moon’s south pole at an altitude of 50 km.