Chandrayaan 2: 'Excited' Narendra Modi Urges Citizens to Watch Moon Landing by Lander Vikram, Says Mission Will Benefit Crores of Indians
PM Narendra Modi urged citizens to watch moon landing by Lander Vikram (Photo Credits: PTI/ISRO)

New Delhi, September 6: Ahead of the Chandrayaan 2 landing on the Moon tonight, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is excited to witness "special moments". In a series of tweets, PM Narendra Modi said the success of Chandrayaan 2, India's second mission to the Moon, will benefit crores of Indians. He also urged citizens to watch the landing of India's moon lander 'Vikram' tonight and share their pictures. Know All About India's Second Lunar Mission.

"I am extremely excited to be at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to witness the extraordinary moment in the history of India’s space programme. Youngsters from different states will also be present to watch those special moments! There would also be youngsters from Bhutan," PM Modi tweeted. Along with him, a Delhi student who won the ISRO Space Quiz will also be present at the ISRO Tracking Centre (ISTRAC). Where is Chandrayaan 2 Now and How It Will Reach The Moon; ISRO Mission's Path Explained.

ISRO had conducted a 'Space Quiz' for students from the classes 8 to 10. The student with the most number of correct answers in 10 minutes emerged the winner. Delhi student Manogya Singh Suyansh has been selected by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to watch the landing of Chandrayaan 2 on the surface of the Moon with PM Modi. The large scale participation in this Quiz showcases the interest of the youth in science and space. This is a great sign!" the prime minister said.

PM Narendra Modi's Tweets on Chandrayaan 2:

PM Modi said he has been "regularly and enthusiastically tracking" all updates relating to Chandrayaan 2. "This Mission manifests the best of Indian talent and spirit of tenacity. Its success will benefit crores of Indians," he said. "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 added.

According to ISRO, lander Vikram is scheduled to powered descent between 1 am - 2 am on September 07. The touchdown on the Moon's south polar region will be between 1:30 am - 2:30 am, the space agency said.