The ‘Chandrayaan Mission-2’ moon landing will be accompanied by the sweet and patriotic melody sung by the Shillong Chamber Choir. Composed by Neil Nongkynrih, members of the choir will perform their version of Vande Mataram today.
‘With great pride and patriotic fervor, the Shillong Chamber Choir is delighted to share the news that the Chandrayaan Mission–2 will be beamed to billions around the world, and its moon landing will be accompanied by Neil Nongkynrih’s very own Vande Mataram, sung by the Shillong Chamber Choir,’ a statement issued by Shillong Chamber Choir member Damon Lyndem stated.
The moon landing is scheduled to go LIVE on Friday (September 6) from 11:30 pm onwards on the channels – National Geographic Channel, Hotstar and Star Plus. According to media reports, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft of the Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) is set to land on the moon anytime, between 1.30 am and 2.30 on September 7 (Saturday).
Although countries like Russia, US and China have achieved a soft landing on the lunar surface, India aims to become the first nation to explore the south pole of the moon. Linegar, who flew on Russian space station Mir that operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001 for a period of 5 months, has already arrived in India to join the live telecast of Chandrayaan-2 on National Geographic Channel on Friday.