Why we celebrate Engineer’s Day in India?
Every year India produces nearly 20 lakh engineers with disciplines ranging from computer science to electronics to civil and mechanical engineering.
Engineers’ Day is observed in India. It was observed in the birth anniversary of great Indian engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (September 15) every year.
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was an Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.
He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore as well as the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.
In Bombay, he introduced block system of irrigation and water were floodgates.
He was instrumental in the founding of the Government Engineering College at Bangalore in 1917, one of the first engineering institutes in India.
He was also called the Precursor of Economic Planning in India. His learned discourse on economic planning in India, “Planned Economy for India and Reconstructing”. It was the first available document on the planning effort of the country and it is still held as the parent source matter for economic planners.
Awards Received by Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya:
1. Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE).
2. Diwan of Mysore.
3. Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) by the British.
4. India’s highest honour “Bharat Ratna Award”
5. Membership of London Institution of Civil Engineers.
6. President of the Indian Science Congress.
The theme of this “Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025.”
A normal human CANNOT do it.
Those superheroes are called “ENGINEERING STUDENTS”.
We build the world (Civil Engineer)
We build the magic world (Computer Engineer)
We connect the world (Electronics & Communication Engineer.)
We are the powers of world (Electrical Engineer)
We move the world (Mechanical Engineer)
Proud to be an “Engineer”.