National Engineer’s Day
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Engineer's Day is celebrated each year on 15 September in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted all engineers of the country on the occasion of Engineers Day.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- This day is celebrated to recognize the contribution of engineers in the development of the nation.
The day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya, who is considered one of the great engineers of India.
Apart from India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania also celebrate Engineers Day on 15 September 2022 in honour of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya.
The Government of India In 1968, decided to celebrate 15 September as National Engineers Day.
India ranks second in the world in terms of the number of engineers.
The day serves as a reminder to all engineers, particularly civil engineers to make Visvesvaraya their role model and work towards fulfilling the goals for the betterment of the country.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
About Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya :
He was born on September 15, 1861 in Karnataka.
He joined Madras University to study for a Bachelor of Arts.
He later decided to change career paths and obtained a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the College of Science, Pune.
He is credited with the creation of the 'Block System'.
He patented and installed an irrigation system with water floodgates in a reservoir near Pune city to increase the level and storage of water supply.
He was awarded the 'Bharat Ratna' in 1955 for his exceptional contribution to the making of India.
He has also been awarded the British Knighthood and was the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.
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