September 15: Engineers Day 2021
Engineers Day 2021 is being observed on September 15, to mark the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Contributions of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
- The day mark the contributions of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya in the field of engineering and education.
- Visvesvaraya is the man with high principles.
- He played a significant role in constructing dams, reservoirs and hydro-power projects across India.
- His high architect projects are Krishna Raja Sagar dam in Karnataka and flood protection system in Hyderabad.
- He also designed ‘automatic barrier water floodgates’ installed at the Khadakvasla reservoir in Pune in 1903.
History of Engineers Day
India has been celebrating the Engineers Day on September 15, since 1968. His birthday is celebrated as Engineers’ Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
About Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
He is more commonly known as Sir MV. He was an Indian civil engineer, & statesman. He served as the 19th Diwan of Mysore, from 1912 to 1919. He pursued his degree from 3rd oldest engineering college in Asia called College of Engineering, Pune. He also received India’s highest honour that is Bharat Ratna, in 1955. King George V has knighted him as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) for his contributions towards public good.
World Engineering Day
World Engineer’s Day is observed in several countries on varying dates of the year. World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) has however designated March 4th as ‘World Engineering Day for a Sustainable World’, as of 19 January 1996.
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