Engineer’s Day is celebrated in India as a Birthday of Sir M. Visveswaraya on September 15th.
About Mokshagunda Visveswaraya:
Sir M. Visveswaraya was born on September 15th 1860 in a Telugu Brahmin family at Muddenahalli village which is 40 miles from Bangalore. His Parents are Mokshagunda Srinivasa Sastry and Venkatalakshmamma.
Visvesvaraya lost his father at the age of 15. He enrolled for Kannada medium primary school in Chikballapur and attended high school in Bangalore. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Central College, Bangalore then affiliate of the University of Madras in 1881 and later studied civil engineering at the prestigious College of Engineering, Pune
He worked as the Dewan of Mysore State and he was considered to be the architect of the all-round development of Karnataka.
About Engineer’s Day:
In the memory of the great Mokshagunda Visveswaraya, today the whole country is celebrating his Birthday as “Engineer’s Day”. He was considered as one of the great engineers as he designed many projected and constructed successfully in India.
One of the Colleges in Pantnagar will celebrate the Engineer’s Day every year. In the same way, the college celebrated this year too. The professors of the College gathered in the PCT Conference Hall and discussed the importance and works of the engineers in today's era. It was then followed by Saraswati Vandana which marked the start of cultural program. The cultural program included various dance and musical performances that assured everybody to tap their feet. It gave an opportunity to everyone to remember and appreciate the works of Sir Visvesvaraya.
Engineering is not just knowing and being knowledgeable; engineering is not purely analysis; engineering is not simply the possession of the capacity to get sophisticated solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is working the art of the planned making of technical change.
Engineers operate at the interface between Science & Society. Sir M. Visveswaraya was the chief designer of the flood protection system designed and built for the city of Hyderabad, as well as the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore, Bhadravathi Iron and Steel works which created the largest reservoir in Asia at that time.
The Bharat Ratna award is awarded for visvesvaraya in 1955. He was ruled as a Commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V before Independence. Sir M. Visvesvaraya was died on 12th April 1962 in Bangalore.