New Delhi, September 6: Ahead of the country's ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan-2's soft landing on the surface of the moon, Indian poet and diplomat Abhay K has penned down a Moon Anthem. The diplomat started writing the anthem in the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, after the Chandrayaan 2 took off and started its journey towards the moon. Its lines - "mankind's great leap, final solace, a pit stop to explore the deep space" - goes on to call the Chandrayaan 2 mission a great leap of mankind and says it is a mere pit stop in the future explorations of deep space. Chandrayaan 2: Vikram Lander to Make Soft Landing on Moon's Surface on September 7 Between 1:30 am & 2:30 am; Know All About India's Second Lunar Mission.
World-renowned violinist and composer Dr L Subramaniam will later compose music for the Moon Anthem and Kavita Krishnamurthy will be the singer. This comes after great success of his "Earth Anthem" which has been translated into over 50 languages and is widely sung to celebrate Earth Day and World Environment Day. He hopes that Moon Anthem would do even better than Earth Anthem and transform terrestrial consciousness of humanity into cosmic consciousness. Chandrayaan 2 Enters Lunar Orbit Successfully, ISRO Completes Tricky Operation Ahead of Moon Landing.
The diplomat is India's Ambassador to the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar and Comoros. He has also served in different diplomatic capacities earlier in Russia, Nepal, and Brazil.Chandrayaan 2 is scheduled to make a soft landing on the lunar surface on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday between 1:30 am to 2:30 am. 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.