Bengal student Yusra Alam set to watch Chandrayaan-2 landing with PM Modi
New Delhi: Yusra Alam, a 14-year-old girl has made her parents and her state proud as she is set to part of the team watching LIVE — the soft landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the moon’s surface. Sharing the space with Prime Minister is yet another dream come true for the young student.
On September 7, PM Modi, group of scientists along with few Space Quiz winners will watch the Chandrayaan-II landing from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s control room from Bengaluru. On that day, India’s lunar mission is set to complete its journey at midnight between 1:30 am to 2:30 am.
Yusra Alam, a ninth-class student at Delhi Public School, Belgram in West Bengal participated in the online Space Quiz-2019 without even informing her parents. She topped the quiz competition, subsequently winning an invite from ISRO to witness the historic moment LIVE.
Yusra is very happy and ecstatic to be part of India’s historic moment.
“I am very excited. It’s a big chance for me to witness Chandrayaan-2 landing and meet the PM. All my friends were excited about the quiz and I was the lucky one to have cracked it. I thank ISRO members and my school teachers for offering me the opportunity,” she told a daily newspaper.
Yusra received a letter from Suresh MR, director, DSRQ, ISRO HQ, asking her to visit Bengaluru by 2 pm on September 6, 2019.
As Yusra Alam needs to be accompanied by a guardian, she will fly/travel to Bengaluru with her parents. ISRO will reimburse their ticket fare and will also take care of their cost of lodging and local transport.