15 September – Engineer’s day – remembering Bharat Ratna – greatest Indian Engineer- Sir MV

15 September – Engineer’s day – remembering Bharat Ratna – greatest Indian Engineer- Sir MV

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Knowledge Junction wishes to all Engineer friends – HAPPY ENGINEER’S DAY 🙂

By profession I am Engineer and feeling proud writing about this great day – Engineer’s Day and one of the greatest Engineer of India – Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya.

To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money – Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya

Engineer’s day :

Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing. — Henry Petroski, American engineer

  • Every year on 15 September India celebrates Engineer’s day
  • 15 September as a Engineer day also celebrated in Srilanka and Tanzania
  • This day is celebrated to recognize the efforts of our engineers which helps to made our life easy by continuous innovation and ideas
  • In India we celebrate this day on remembrance of the greatest Engineer Bharat Ratna Visvesvaraya

At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession. — Queen Elizabeth II

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
Fig : Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya

Software is a great combination of artistry and engineering. — Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft

About Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya :

  • Visvesvaraya was born on 15 September 1860 at Muddenahalli near Chikkaballapur in Karnataka
  • Visvesvaraya popularly called Sir MV. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
  • By profession he is Civil Engineer
  • One of the greatest Engineer of India
  • He joined the Indian irrigation Commission
  • Appointed Chief Engineer of Mysore State in 1909
  • Awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1955, India’s highest honor
  • Father of planning commission – author of the 1934 book “A Planned Economy for India
  • His major project /work was
    • Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore
    • Chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad
    • Designing the ‘automatic barrier water floodgates‘,  installed for the first time at the Khadakvasla Reservoir near Pune in 1903
    • Served as the Diwan of Mysore, where he founded the Mysore Soap Factory, Bangalore Agricultural University, State Bank of Mysore and Mysore Iron and Steel Works
    • In 1917, Sir MV founded the Government Engineering College – University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
  • One of the most popular person in Karnataka

Lakhs of farmers and common people continue to benefit from the Krishna Raj Sagar Dam built by him”. – Our PM Shri Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat

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