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National Engineer’s Day 2021: September 15

National Engineer’s Day 2021: September 15

In India, Engineer’s Day is observed on September 15 every year in order to commemorate the birth anniversary of the greatest Indian Engineer, Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Engineer’s Day pays rich tributes to Bharat Ratna Visvesvaraya who was known as the ‘Father of Modern Mysore’.

Engineer’s Day 2021: Theme

  • The theme 2021 for Engineer’s Day is ‘Engineering for A Healthy Planet- Celebrating the UNESCO Engineering Report’.
  • in 2020, the theme was ‘Engineers for a Self-Reliant India.’

Who was Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya?

  • Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was a prolific civic engineer, educationist, economist, scholar of the 20th century.
  • He was born on 15th September in Karnataka in 1861.

Education:

  • Visvesvaraya studied Bachelor of Arts(BA) from the University of Mysore and civil engineering from the College of Science in Pune.

Career:

  • Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya (Also called Sir MV) began his career as an assistant engineer in the Public Works Department of the Government of Bombay. where, he played his important role in technical projects in Mysore, Hyderabad, Odisha, and Maharashtra.
  • Later, in 1912, he served as the Diwan of Mysore.
  • He also had served as a chief engineer.
  • Mokshagundam built the famous Krishna Raja Sagara Dam which was one of his engineering projects.
  • He also founded the Government Engineering College in Bengaluru in 1917.
  • Apart from this, he had served as the chief engineer of the flood protection system in Hyderabad.

Books:

  • Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya has penned various books including ‘Reconstructing India’ and ‘Planned Economy of India’.

Awards:

  • In 1955, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was honored with Bharat Ratna Award for his contributions to industrial, economic, and social projects.
  • He was honored with the British Knighthood by the then King George VV, ‘Sir” was added before his name.

National Engineer’s Day 2021: FAQs

When is National Engineers Day observed in India?

In India, Engineer’s Day is celebrated on 15th September every year

Who is called the Father of Modern Mysore?

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (Sir MV) is called the Father of Modern Mysore.

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