Every year 15th September is celebrated as National Engineer’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Engineer’s Day is celebrated to pay tribute to Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Engineers are those professionals involved in designing and innovating machines, devices, structures, and digital systems that we use today. With the basic application of scientific and mathematical theories, engineers have innovated and designed machines that improve our world significantly.
National Engineer’s Day 2023 Theme: ‘Engineering for a Sustainable Future‘.
History of National Engineer’s Day
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born in Karnataka. He completed his post-graduation from the University of Mysore in Arts. He then pursued Engineering at the College of Science in Pune.
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya is also known as the Father of Modern Mysore. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was part of complex projects and he became one of the most renowned engineers in India. He went to Yemen to study drainage and water supply systems by the Government of India.
Sir Visvesvaraya designed and developed automatic floodgates, which were installed at the Khadakwasla reservoir in Pune. After some time these floodgates were also installed at Mysuru’s Krishnaraja Sagara and Gwalior’s Tigra Dam, where he worked as a chief engineer.
In 1908, Sir Mokshagundam designed schemes for both flood protection and the development of modern sewage schemes. He is also very well known for his contributions in developing block systems to avoid water wastage in dams. Mokshagundam also designed the road that links Tirumala and Tirupati. He also served as the 19th Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1919.
He was awarded by the British Indian Empire as a “Knight Commander” for his contributions to the public. Mokshagundam also founded the Government Engineering College in Bengaluru in 1917. The college was renamed as the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering.
Significance of National Engineer’s Day
Engineer’s Day, the nation dedicates this Day to all the brilliant engineers in India and the globe. On this day, the nation remembers the gem of India and a great engineer, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Sir Visvesvaraya dedicated himself to the growth of the nation and that’s why the nation remembers this great Indian national hero on this Day.
Quotes on National Engineer’s Day
- Creating the impossible is the hallmark of an engineer, Happy National Engineers Day.
- The best thing an engineer can do is make something that people want.
- Engineers like to solve problems. They will create their own if no problems are handily available.
- Engineers- the people who bring a semblance between science and society!
- Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to benefit man.