Two Kerala students to witness Chandrayaan 2 landing with PM Modi
Thiruvananthapuram: Shivani S Prabhu and Ahammad Tanvir, two school students from Kerala are eagerly waiting for the moment to witness landing of Chandrayaan 2 on moon along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shivani is a 10th standard student at Holy Angels’ ISC school in Thiruvananthapuram. Tanvir is a class 9 student at Kannur Army Public school.
Shivani and Tanvir will witness landing of Chandrayaan 2 from ISRO’s tracking centre ISTRAC in Bengaluru.
Around 70 students from across the country will be watching live India's proposed soft landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday, along with Prime Minister Modi, ISRO has said.
Two top scoring students in ISRO's online space quiz contest from each State and Union territory have been invited by the space agency to watch at its centre here the landing of Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' module on the Moon.
Shivani and Tanvir have cleared the exam which included 20 questions on rocket science and space.
Shivani want to become a ISRO employee like her father who is working as propulsion group engineer at Thumba rocket launching station. She is the daughter of N Sreenivasan and G Rekha. Her elder sister Shreya is a student at Palakkad IIT.
Ahmmad Tanvir is excited to be one among the lucky students. He came to know about the online quiz through Mathrubhumi’s educational page ‘Disha’.
Tanvir is the son of Abdul Salam, an employee at a private architect firm and Aayishabee, senior accountant in Kannur defence accounts office. His sister Fathima Shabnam is a plus two student at Pallikkunnu Govt. HSS.
ISRO’s 'Vikram' (with rover 'Pragyaan' housed inside) is expected to touch down on the surface of the moon on September 7, between 1.30 am and 2.30 am.
(With added inputs from PTI)