Engineer’s day is celebrated in the remembrance of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
(1861-1962), the most outstanding engineer of all times. The engineering fraternity of India celebrates “Engineer’s Day” every year on 15th September. It was this day 147 years ago, that this contributor to growth and engineering was born. Every year the celebration revolves around a central theme that is notified to all states and local centers.
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, was known to be the greatest engineer’s of all the times, who with his vision and dedication in the field of engineering made some exceptional contributions to India. Owing to his contribution he was honored with the highest state award of India,
“The Bharat Ratna Award” in the year 1955.
Some of the Contributions made by Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya are:
- He was the Chief Engineer during the construction of Krishna Sagar Dam on the Kaveri River
- Many dams built by him in Bombay are still functional
- The Block System was invented by him, which was a system of automated doors that closed in conditions of overflow
- Krishnaraja Sagra Dam was built by his help, and is still praised by everybody addressing it
- Mysore University, which is a matter of great proud for the people of Mysore, was established because of his will and conviction
A small Poem that sums up Engineers & Engineering in the Best way Possible…
I take the vision which comes from dreams
and apply the magic of science and mathematics,
adding the heritage of my profession
and my knowledge of nature’s materials
to create a design.
I organize the efforts and skills of my fellow workers
employing the capital of the thrifty
and the products of many industries,
and together we work toward our goal
undaunted by hazards and obstacles.
And when we have completed our task
all can see that the dreams and plans have materialized
for the comfort and welfare of all.
I am an Engineer
I serve mankind
by making dreams come true.
Happy Engineer’s Day to all.