The Chandrayaan 2 mission wouldn’t have been possible without ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan who is now no less than a hero for the country. Recently, he boarded an Indigo flight and was travelling economy class, reports sources. However, on entering the airplane, K Sivan was in for a treat!
In a video that has been going viral, the ISRO Chief received a warm welcome by the cabin crew of the flight. He was greeted with warm handshakes and humble selfie requests. On turning to go to his seat, he received a round of applause from his fellow passengers. His smile on being widely recognised and lauded is precious!
Watch the video here:
Netizens are moved by the Chairman’s humility for travelling economy class. They also pointed out how personalities beyond the entertainment business are being recognised for their achievements.
— Subba Rao🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@yessirtns) October 1, 2019
Good to see India changing and true celebrities are being recognised and applauded.
— Shamendra Bhadauria 🇮🇳 (@ShamendraSingh) October 4, 2019
So proud moment 🙏👌Our Bharat is changing 😊🤗Earlier only film stars and cricket stars used to get such reception. We are heading in the right direction 😊
— Sahana(Renuka)Holimath (@SHolimath) October 4, 2019
It is a nice feeling that people recognize scientists in this fashion. It is a very positive environment.
— everest peak (@everestpeak) October 2, 2019
Wow. So happy to see a scientist a person who is simple in demeanor but grand in achievements be received as a hero. It is a change for a society in thrall of its movie stars
— Bala பாலா 🇺🇸🇮🇳 (@Bala8105) October 1, 2019
How many you were smiling gleefully, like me, watching the video? 😀😀😀
— Chowkidar Prasad Pillarisetti 🇮🇳 (@Prasad) October 1, 2019
Appreciation should go to the crew who honoured our ISRO chief with such a great respect The country is proud
— Pulippaani Siddhar (@Pulippaani) October 4, 2019
— Trading Matrix 🇮🇳 (@KNSrijith) October 4, 2019
To witness a scientist being hailed with the same respect and getting a hero’s welcome as an actor or a sportsperson is a breath of fresh air. Times are changing, people!