In India, Engineer’s day is observed on the occasion of sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya‘s birthday on 15th September. He was the pioneer engineer of India who has paid a big contribution to the development of the country. Let us tell you that not only in India but also in Tanzania and Sri Lanka the day is celebrated on the auspicious occasion of Engineer’s day. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was the civil engineer of India and the 19th Diwan of Mysore. He has been awarded India’s highest honour Bharat Ratna.
He had been the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara dam situated in the north-west suburb of Mysuru city. He has also been the Chief Engineer of the flood protection system in Hyderabad.
Why ‘Engineer’s Day’ is observed on 15th September?
He is known as the builder of India who not only given a complete infrastructure to the country but also managed to save thousands of lives from the flood.
The birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya is observed as Engineer’s day in the three countries of the world India, Sri Lanka ad Tanzania. He used to be counted as one of the top builders in the 20th century.
He served India’s Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918 and the credit for the great transformation of the state went to him, he changed the state to model state. For his innumerable efforts and developments to Mysore, he was known as the Father of Modern Mysore.
Engineer’s Day significance and how it is celebrated?
He was appointed as a special consultant engineer for the biggest dam of Asia at that time, Krishna Raja Sagara Dam of Mysore, to save thousands of lives from the danger of flood. The entire city of Hyderabad wan in danger but his clever engineering work saved the Visakhapatnam port from the biggest explosion which could occur in the state. Gyms and Yoga institute are allowed to open in Delhi from today, till Sep 30
Visvesvaraya Jayanti 2020
In Bengaluru 2017, Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya founded Government Engineer College that was later renamed as University Vishvesvaraya College of Engineering.
These are some more than enough reasons, 15th September is observed as Engineer’s day. Stay connected with us to get the latest updates from India and around the world.