Somatirtha Purohit

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested higher education institutions (HEIs) to arrange "special assemblies" on Wednesday evening, between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM, to live stream the Chandrayaan-3 landing for students. 

“Let's witness India's historical journey to the moon! The Higher Education Institutions are requested to organise live streaming of Chandrayaan-3 landing on Moon 23rd August 2023 from 05:30 PM onwards at https://isro.gov.in,” UGC India said in a tweet on Monday.

This initiative comes as India's third lunar mission approaches its anticipated landing.

Terming the landing of Chandrayaan-3 a significant step forward for Indian Science, Engineering, Technology and Industry, the commission said, “The landing of India's Chandrayaan-3 is a monumental occasion that will not only fuel curiosity but also spark a passion for exploration within the minds of our youth. It will generate a profound sense of pride and unity as we collectively celebrate the prowess of Indian science and technology. It will contribute to fostering an environment of scientific inquiry and innovation.” 

It further added, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also join the Nation in witnessing this momentous occasion.”

As per the notification of UGC, the event will be broadcast live on August 23, 2023, starting from 17:27 hrs IST. 

The live coverage will be available via multiple platforms, including the ISRO Website (https://www.isro.gov.in/), ISRO's official YouTube channel (ISRO Official'), ISRO's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ISRO), and DD National TV channel.

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