Happy Engineers Day: Across the world Engineer’s Day is celebrated on different days in different countries. But in most of the countries, it is celebrated in the month of September. In India, Engineers Day is celebrated on September 15 on remembering the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who is one of the greatest engineers in India.
Sir M Visvesvaraya is the chief engineer in India who is responsible for many iconic constructions in India. He is the one responsible for constructing Krishna Raja Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh. He was born on September 15 and the day is celebrated as National Engineering Day. Today September 15, 2017, is his 156th birth anniversary and it is the mark of the 49th anniversary of Engineers Day in India this year.
About Sir M Visvesvaraya
Sir M Visvesvaraya is born on September 15, 1861, to Srinivasa Sastry and Venkachamma at Muddenahalli village in Kolar district of Karnataka. He has completed BA from Central College of Bangalore in 1881 and Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune in 1883. He started his career as an assistant engineer in Public Works Department in Mumbai and he successfully accomplished several projects like maintenance of public buildings, road construction and laying out city developments plans in several important towns
Later he joined in the Indian Irrigation Commission. He was dedicated to his work and he was promoted to Chief Engineer in 1909. In his period of work, he successfully implemented many projects that are helpful for the people and farmers such as river dams, bridges and revolutionized the irrigation system in India by implementing irrigation and drinking water system.
For his work, he received India Prestigious Award Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his services to the country. This eminent engineer was passed away in 1962 leaving the country with many more memories through his valuable works.
Celebrations on Engineers Day
Engineers Day is celebrated by wishing all the Engineers for their valuable work and honoring the Engineers who have done a lot of things with all updated technology. In colleges, they organize a function in which involves the great speakers who give the valuable speech about successful engineers and the struggle they faced in their entire life to become a successful engineer.
Finally, I wish all the Engineers who are responsible for building works, in discovering new mobile phones, cars, technicians with whom the technology has been updating in the world, a very Happy Engineers Day 2017.