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Ankur Roy will leave for Bengaluru on September 6 to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 with PM Narendra Modi the next day
Ankur Roy will leave for Bengaluru on September 6 to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 with PM Narendra Modi the next day|EastMojo image
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Tripura boy to watch Chandrayaan-2’s moon landing with PM Modi

Dhalai native Ankur Roy was selected among 60 students through a space quiz conducted by ISRO to witness the historic occasion in Bengaluru on Sept 7 

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: Ankur Roy, a Class IX student from Ambassa in Tripura’s Dhalai district has been selected from the state to watch the live landing of Chandrayaan-2 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bengaluru, Karnataka on September 7.

Roy, a student of Dolubari High School, was selected among the 60 students through a space quiz competition conducted across the country.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has promoted 'Space Quiz' among the students of Class VIII to X throughout the country and selected 60 students to witness the live landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the surface of moon with the Prime Minister.

A message from ISRO informed Roy to reach Bengaluru on September 6 to witness the historic occasion in the early hours of September 7.

His father Amarendra Roy and his school teachers have been ecstatic with the news.

"I tried my best and won the quiz competition. I had never even dreamed of making it to the top 60. It is going to be an unforgettable moment of my life, to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.

ISRO has planned the programme to make the newer generation aware of India's ambitious space project.