Happy Engineers Day!
Happy Engineers Day! The Engineers Day is celebrated in the remembrance of the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna awardee, Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya (15th September 1861 – 12th April 1962), popularly called as Sir MV. In India, we celebrate Engineers Day every year on 15th September, on his birth anniversary. It was his 157th Anniversary.
Happy Engineers Day!
National Engineers Day is celebrated to recognize the contributions and importance of Engineers in our society. We can’t imagine the world without engineers. Engineers day is celebrated in several countries on different days.
Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya was born on September 15, 1861, in a village named as Muddenahalli, located in Karnataka. He was called as “The Father of Modern Mysore State ”because he founded many industries and laboratories. He was a well-qualified Engineer who did Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Madras and pursued civil Engineering from the College of Science, Pune.
He was designated as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire for his tremendous contributions to the public. His memorial was placed at Muddenahalli, which is managed by Visveswaraya National Memorial Trust. He was awarded Bharat Ratna for his numerous contributions to the Society. He was also a member of the London Institute of Civil engineers. He founded the Government engineering college in Bengaluru. Later, it was named as Visveswaraya College of Engineering in his honour.
This eminent engineer was recognized mostly in the educational and various engineering sectors. He was known as an eminent civil engineer. One of his famous contributions was the installation of an irrigation system in Pune. It was embedded with floodgates at the Khadakvasla Reservoir which helped to raise the food supply level. For a short duration, he worked for Nizam of Hyderabad. He advised flood relief measures for Hyderabad which was under continuous threat by the Musi River.
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