Itanagar: Lige Basar, a student of Vivekenanda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) in Oyan under Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district, has been selected to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) control room in Bengaluru to witness Chandrayaan-2’s rover landing on the Moon on September 7.
Lige was selected on the basis of his performance in an ISRO quiz competition organised by the Centre.
“It’s a moment of great happiness to all the family of vivekananda kendra that Kr.Lige Lige of class X from VKV Oyan has been selected among top 2 in the chandrayaan quiz conducted by Govt.of India.He shall go to ISRO,Banglore to witness the landing of chandrayaan 2, (SIC),” Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Arunachal Pradesh Trust tweeted over the news.
Meanwhile, as per latest reports, Chandrayaan-2 — India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1 — has lowered its orbit around the Moon, bringing the spacecraft less than 200 km from the lunar surface at all times. Chandrayaan-2 is now one more manoeuvre away from launching the Vikram lander on September 7.
According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 successfully performed its third orbit manoeuvre around the Moon on Friday evening.