Know Why Engineers Day is Celebrated !!!
“Life is always a Predicament and the world constitutes a challenge , But a challenge that is an opportunity for all of us”
– Sir Visvesvaraya
India is a land with a lot of bright minds since pre historic minds. From the ancient times till now, there are various renowned and great personalities which have added to the pride of the nation.
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was one such eminent scientist who added new ideas and theories to the science world. Sir Visvesvaraya was an engineer but along with engineering, he contributed a lot in building of the nation. Born to a Telugu Brahmin family, Sir Visvesvaraya was the son of Srinivas Sastry and Venkachamma. He was born on 15th September 1860 at a place called Muddenuhalli, the village near Kolar district in Karnataka. Sir Visvesvaraya had a flair for complex engineering problems and nation building. It is to honour his achievements and contribution towards the country that India celebrates Engineer's Day on his birthday.
Sir Visvesvaraya’s Contributions and Accomplishments
- After completing Bachelor degree, Visvesvaraya worked in municipality of Sukkur. Looking at his tremendous work, Government of India sent Visvesvaraya to study water supply and drainage system at Aden in the year 1906.
- After his studies in Aden Visvesvaraya supervised and designed many projects with his high intelligence and capabilities.
- In 1909, he was appointed as Chief Engineer of Mysore state.
- In 1912, he became the Diwan of Mysore state and he held that position for seven years. Under his Dewanship Mysore saw major transformation in the realms of Agriculture, Irrigation, Industrialization, Education , Banking and Commerce.
- In 1917, Visvesvaraya founded Government Engineering College in Bangalore which was renamed as Visvesvaraya College of Engineering.
- In 1924 he served as Chief Engineer for the constructing a dam and Krishnarajasagara lake over Kaveri river.
- In 1915, The British awarded Visvesvaraya as Knight Commander of The Indian Empire for his immense contribution towards the development of society.
- In 1955 Sir M. Visvesvaraya was presented the India’s greatest honour ‘Bharat Ratna’ for his relentless work in the fields of engineering and education.
- He has also received several honorary doctorates from eight Indian Universities.
He was not only admired by the Indian government but also received honorary awards and memberships from all over the Globe. Happy Engineer's Day to all the engineers out there helping and rebuilding our nation.
Sir M. Visvesvaraya is the epitome of ethics. He did not be a normal engineer who designed and executed his project. Instead he was a man who stood by integrities, values and dedication.
Tribute to the Greatest Engineering Father of the Nation
Shri Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
on his 158th Birth Anniversary.