Nation celebrates Engineer’s Day on September 15 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Engineer’s day 2021 is 162th Birthday anniversary of M Visvesvaraya
Various engineering institutes and organizations celebrate this day by organizing completions and felicitate students for their remarkable achievements in the field of engineering.
From 1912 to 1918, M. Visvesvaraya was appointed as the Diwan of Mysore. As a chief engineer, he constructed Mysore’s famous Krishna Raja Sagara Dam. During his tenure as a Mysore Diwan, he brought many reforms in the field of education, banking, and commerce, agriculture, irrigation, industrialization. For his contribution during his diwanship, he was awarded the title of ‘Knight’ in 1915 as commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V and got the title ‘Sir’.
Who was M Visvesvaraya? Engineer’s day 2021
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya KCIE FASc. 15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962),more commonly known as Sir MV, was an Indian civil engineer, statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, serving from 1912 to 1919. He pursued his degree from one of the best and the 3rd oldest engineering college in Asia, College of Engineering, Pune. He received India’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.
He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his contributions to the public good. His birthday, 15 September, is celebrated as Engineers’ Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania in his memory. He was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in the north-west suburb of Mysuru city, and also served as one of the Chief Engineers of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Biography
Visvesvaraya was born in a Telugu Brahmin family, to Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry and Venkatalakshamma who hail from the Mokshagundam village in present-day Andhra Pradesh. Vishwesharaya was born in Muddenahalli of Mysore Kingdom (present-day Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka). He took a job as an assistant engineer with the Public Works Department of Bombay, and later was invited to join the Indian Irrigation Commission.
He implemented an intricate system of irrigation in the Deccan Plateau and designed and patented a system of automatic weir water floodgates that were first installed in 1903 at Khadakvasla Reservoir near Pune. These gates raised the storage level in the reservoir to the highest level likely to be attained without causing damage to the dam. Based on the success of these gates, the same system was installed at Tigra Dam in Gwalior and Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Dam in Mandya/Mysore, Karnataka. In 1906–1907, the Government of India sent him to Aden to study water supply and drainage systems.
The project prepared by him was implemented in Aden successfully. Visvesvaraya achieved celebrity status when he designed a flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.
He was instrumental in developing a system to protect Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion. This dam created the biggest reservoir in Asia when it was built. Visvesvaraya gave his technical advice for the location of Mokama Bridge over Ganga in Bihar. At the time, he was over 90 years old, and was called the “Father of Modern Mysore State”.
During his service with the Government of Mysore state, he was responsible (under the patronage of the Mysore government) for the founding of Mysore Soap Factory, Parasitoid Laboratory, Mysore Iron & Steel Works (now known as Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Limited) in Bhadravathi, Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic Bangalore, Bangalore Agricultural University, the State Bank of Mysore, Century Club, Mysore Chamber of Commerce (Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the Apex Chamber of Commerce in Karnataka, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (Bangalore) and numerous other industrial places.
He encouraged private investment in industry during his tenure as Diwan of Mysore. He was instrumental in charting out a plan for road construction between Tirumala and Tirupati. He was known for his sincerity, time management and dedication to his cause. The Bangalore Press and the Bank of Mysore were established during his tenure. A very important part of his nature was his love for Kannada. He set up Kannada Parishat for the improvement of Kannada. He wanted seminars for Kannada supporters to be instituted and conducted in Kannada itself.
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Career timeline
1 Assistant Engineer in Bombay, 1885; served in Nasik, Khandesh (mainly in Dhule) and Pune
2. Services lent to Municipality of Sukkur, Sind, 1894; designed and carried out waterworks for the municipality
3. Executive Engineer, Surat, 1896
Assistant Superintending Engineer, Pune, 1897–1899; visited China and Japan, 1898
Executive Engineer for Irrigation, Pune, 1899
Sanitary Engineer, Bombay, and member, Sanitary Board, 1901; gave evidence before Indian Irrigation Commission
Designed and constructed automatic gates patented by him at Lake Fife Storage Reservoir; introduced a new system of irrigation known as “Block System”, 1903; represented the Bombay Government at Simla Irrigation Commission, 1904; on special duty, 1905
Superintending Engineer, 1907; visited Egypt, Canada, United States, and Russia, 1908
Consulting Engineer to Hyderabad/Nizam State supervised and carried out engineering works on Musi river; Hyderabad floods of 1909
Retired from British Service, 1909
Chief Engineer and Secretary to Government of Mysore, 1909
Diwan of Mysore, Public Works Department and Railway, 1913
Board of Directors of Tata Steel,
Engineers day Quotes
1.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 the world (Electrical Engineer)
We move the world (Mechanical Engineer)
PROUD TO B AN ENGINEER.
A normal human CANNOT do it.
Those superheroes are called
Happy Engineer’s Day 2021
3.You can be a Doctor and save lives.
You can be a Lawyer and defend lives.
You can be a Soldier and protect lives.
But why to play with others’ lives?
So we simply became engineers to screw up our own lives.
Happy Engineers Day 2021
4.Everybody says Engineering is so easy that it is just like walking in a park
But only Engineers know that the park is called Jurassic Park
Happy Engineers Day 2021
5.Engineering Fact: We don’t need a girlfriend…our assignments irritate us every day…that’s enough. Happy Engineers’ Day.
6.Science is about knowing;
engineering is about doing.
The software is a great combination of artistry and engineering. — Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft
7.Newton Asked How To Write 4 Between 5
Pharmacy Students: Good Joke
M.B.A. Students: Impossible
Engineering Students: F(IV)E
Happy Engineer’s Day.
8.We Are Cheaters, But We Don’t Cheat Humanity,
We Hate Study, But We Love Technology,
We Flirt With Flirters, But We Are Lovers.
Happy Engineers Day 2021
Engineer’s Day Messages
Engineering Fact: We don’t need a girlfriend…our assignments irritate us every day…that’s enough. Happy Engineers Day 2021
Firstly I would like to thank Google for allowing me to copy and paste and secondly to the Xerox machines. Happy Engineers Day 2021
A First Bench Student Knows The Answer To The Entire Problem. But, Only The Last Bench Student Has The Power To Face Every Problem. Happy Engineers Day
At Its Heart, Engineering Is About Using Science To Find Creative, Practical Solutions. It Is A Noble Profession. Happy Engineers Day
Remember, Your Work May Be Only To Sweep A Railway Crossing. But, It Is Your Duty To Keep It So Clean That No Other Crossing In The World Is As Clean As Yours. Dedicated To All Engineers & Engineering Students All Over The Nation.
To The Optimist Glass Is Half Full, To The Pessimist The Glass Is Half Empty, To The Engineer, The Glass Is Twice As Big As It Needs To Be.
Centuries Ago People Who Sacrificed Their Sleep, Food, Laughter & Other Joys Of Life Were Called “SAINTS”. Now, They Are Called “ENGINEERS”. Wish You A Very Happy Engineers Day.