New Delhi: India celebrates Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the greatest Indian Engineer, Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, on September 15 every year.
Engineer’s Day is observed on September 15 to mark the birth anniversary of M Visvesvaraya, a civil engineer and Diwan of Mysore known for his pioneering works.
Engineer’s Day: History
In 1968, the Indian government declared Sir M Visvesvaraya’s birth anniversary as Engineer’s Day. Since then, the day is observed to thank all engineers for their pivotal role in making our planet better and technologically advanced.
Engineer’s Day: Significance
Born on September 15, 1861, in Muddenahalli near Chikkaballapur, M Visvesvaraya was a world-renowned civil engineer and is considered of the foremost nation-builders, creating marvels upon which modern India was built.
M. Visvesvaraya played a crucial role in constructing dams, reservoirs and hydro-power projects in India.
His high architect projects include the Krishna Raja Sagar dam in Karnataka and the flood protection system of Hyderabad.
He was the founder of Block System to prevent the wasteful flow of water in dams, which was first installed at the Khadakvasla reservoir in Pune.
M Visvesvaraya’s Awards
M Visvesvaraya received the Bharat Ratna in 1955. He served as Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.