Happy Engineer’s Day 15 Sep – Why we celebrate Engineers Day

Last updated on September 23rd, 2018 at 07:37 pm

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 Engineers Day 2018

Happy  Engineer’s Day 15 sep is a very important occasion considering the fact that India produces close to 30 lakh engineers in a year. The year 2018 will mark the Fifth anniversary of the Engineers Day in India.

Visvesvaraya was not only known for his role in the field of engineering but was as well called the ” precursor of economic Strategies in India”, according to the Institution of Engineers India (IEI). Sir Visvesvarayya was a happy engineer recognized for his mastermind in harnessing water resources. He had good designed and constructed these river dyke, bridges and revolutionized the irrigation system in India by changes irrigation and drinking water system.

Engineers Day 2018: Value, Why is it celebrated?

He worked with proper dedication and persistence and got promoted as Chief Engineer in Mysore State in 1909. His famous complete by was the system of automatic water floodgates 1st  installed in the year 1903 at Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune, structural and patented by him.

Numbers of gates were 1st  used to control the deluge of the Mootha Canal flowing via  Pune. Similar gates were later used in the Krishnasagar dam in Mysore, Tigra Dam in Gwalior and other big storage dams. He is the chief engineer and is responsible for constructing Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya district. He was as well a scholar, statesman and Diwan of a princely state of Mysore for 7  years from 1912 to 1919. Visvesvaraya received the fame  Bharat Ratna in 1955.

A very Happy Engineer’s Day to our Engineering students/past student. Engineer’s Day marks the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, a famous engineering pioneer in the history of Indian development. The layout  for this year’s Engineers Day is “Role of Engineers in a developing India ”

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, KCIE(famously known as Sir MV; 15 September 1861 – 12 April 1962) was an Indian engineer, scholar, state leader and the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. He is a recipient of the Indian Republic’s topmost honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his contributions to the public good.

Sir MV had a nature for intricate engineering issues and nation-building. It is to respect his accomplishment and contribution towards the country that India celebrates Engineer’s Day on his birthday, 15 September.

 

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