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Class 9 student from Haryana to witness Chandrayaan 2 landing with PM Modi

06 September 2019    |    91 Views

Chandrayaan-2: Garima Sharma, a class nine student of Kendriya Vidyalaya school has been selected from Haryana to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the surface of the moon, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Garima while talking to ANI said that ISRO had conducted an online quiz on August 25 and all the students from standard eight to 10 of her school had participated in the quiz.

"Two students were to be selected from every state and union territory and I am the one among the two from Rajasthan. This is a proud moment for me", Garima Sharma said.

Preparations for the test

"Before appearing for this exam, I prepared myself by reading a lot about ISRO, space, Chadrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2, from the Internet and this helped me a lot," Garima Sharma said.

More than 70 students have been selected from all over the country who, after having won a space quiz, will get an opportunity to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the surface of the moon along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Garima along with the other children will be watching the landing on September 7 at 01:55 am at Indian Space Research Centre headquarters in Bengaluru.

About the quiz

To increase awareness about the space programme, an online quiz competition was conducted by Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO in coordination with MyGov.in from August 10 to 25.

The criteria for selecting successful winners was "maximum correct answers in the shortest time."

The duration of the quiz was 10 minutes (600 Seconds) during which a maximum of 20 questions could be answered, ISRO had said.

"Two top-scoring Students (from class 8 - 10 only) from each state and union territory will be invited to ISRO, Bengaluru Centre to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon, live along with the Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi," terms and conditions of the quiz on the MyGov.in read.

'Vikram' (with rover 'Pragyan' housed inside) is expected to touch down on the surface of the moon on September seven, between 1.30 am and 2.30 am.

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