PM Modi says extremely excited for Chandrayaan-2, urges people to witness the historic event

PM Modi (file image)

As the Chandrayaan-2 is all set to touchdown on moon’s South Pole in the early hours of Saturday between 1:30 am and 2:30 am, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to witness the historic event.

PM Modi also said he is extremely excited to be at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to witness the extraordinary moment in the history of India’s space programme. He will be accompanied by schoolchildren from Bhutan and different states of the country at the centre.

“I urge you all to watch the special moments of Chandrayaan – 2 descending on to the Lunar South Pole! Do share your photos on social media. I will re-tweet some of them too.” he wrote in a series of tweets.

The Prime Minister also stated that he has been regularly and enthusiastically tracking all updates relating to Chandrayaan-2 since it was launched on 22nd July 2019.

“This Mission manifests the best of Indian talent and spirit of tenacity. Its success will benefit crores of Indians,” he said in another tweet.

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The Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to carry out a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct a soft landing on the moon.

The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22, 2019. India’s second mission to the moon was approved by the cabinet in September 2008, just before the launch of Chandrayaan 1.

(With ANI inputs)

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