Jharsuguda : A Class VIII student, Chinmaya Choudhary of DAV Public School, Bandhbahal, Jharsuguda is one among 60 children from all across the country who will witness the moon landing of Chandrayaan 2 live from ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on September 7, 2019, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“It was a dream come true and I am very much excited that I will watch the landing of Chandrayaan 2 along with our Hon’ble Prime Minister. Through this I will also get an opportunity to interact with other scientists of ISRO.” said Chinmaya Choudhary
“For achieving this I had been working for two weeks prior to the exams. After completing my routine home. I use to devote two hours in reading various articles and books based on astronomy. The quiz was conducted on website www.mygov.in, in which one had to answer twenty questions within 10 minutes. These questions where based on heavenly bodies, rockets, satellites and history. Lastly, I want to thanks my parents and teachers who had supported me. ” he added
Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, which was launched on July 22, will land on the moon on September 7.
As reported, to increase awareness about its space programmes, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has conducted an online space quiz for school students of Class VIII to Class X in the month of August and the top scorers from each state and Union territory would get an opportunity to watch the Chandrayaan-2 landing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the agency’s Bengaluru headquarters.
” In the month of august this exam was conducted and he had appeared and got selected also even we got information through e-mail from PM office and ISRO. I feel very proud of his achievement. he had worked very hard for this and had achieved it. I also thank the management of school and teachers who had helped him.” said his father Pankaj Kumar Choudhary