Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Celebrating Engineering Day in India

Happy Engineers day today...  

Do we all know what is all about? How it got emerged? Why we are celebrating it? Read here to know more.

To respect and to make a tribute to the first and greatest engineer of India, Visvesvaraya, "Engineers Day" in India is celebrated in his birthday September 15th of every year. 

About Visvesvaraya:

Sri Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born on September 15th, 1861. He is the first person to complete the engineering course in India from the College of Science, Pune. After completing his course, he started working in PWD department of Mumbai. 

He implemented an extremely complicated system of irrigation in the Deccan area. He also designed and patented a system of automatic weir water floodgates that were first installed in 1903 at the Khadakvasla Reservoir near Pune. Based on the success of these gates, the same system was installed at the Tighra Dam in Gwalior and the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Dam in Mysore,Karnataka. KRS dam, constructed under his supervision, was the biggest reservoir in Asia when it was built.

After seeing his knowledge, the Government of India sent him to Aden to study water supply and drainage system and the project prepared by him was implemented in Aden successfully. 

He was rightly called "The Father of modern Mysore state". He also served as The Diwan of Mysore.  

He is known not only for his knowledge in engineering but also as a person and his discipline. He is sincere and punctual. He also followed time management and dedication to a cause. Also, he is courageous and a true patriot.

After India attained independence, he was awarded with the nation's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955

Each and every year the celebration of the Engineer's Day revolves around a central theme that is notified to all states and local centers. This year's theme is "Engineering Challenges for Knowledge Era".

We, the youngsters of India, need to be urged not only to pursue the degree and its certificates, but also the practical and implementation knowledge, which actually will be useful all the time. 

Cheers.. !!!

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  1. Happy engineering day... Well said!!!!!

  2. An occasion to celebrate indeed!

  3. Good one! We should not forget the people who were instrumental in developing our country.

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