Engineers Day 2021: Why it is celebrated on September 15 - all about Sir Visvesvaraya sir

 Engineers Day 2021 is here! Let us have a look why it is celebrated every year on 15th September and what is the contribution of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya in the field of engineering. Lesser known facts here.

Engineers Day 2021: Why is it celebrated on 15th September Engineers Day 2021: Why is it celebrated on 15th September only. Photo Credit: iStock ImagesKey Highlights Happy Engineer's Day 2021 to all the hardworking engineers! Engineers Day is celebrated every year on 15 September to mark the birth anniversary of Sir Visvesvaraya. Let us take a look at his achievements and contributions on his 160th birth anniversary.

Engineers Day 2021 will be celebrated across the country today on 15th September to mark the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. His contribution in the field of engineering and education is significant. Engineers Day is celebrated on this day every year in India since 1968.

M. Visvesvaraya, a man of high principles, played an important role in the construction of dams, reservoirs and hydro-electric projects in India. His highly architect projects include the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam in Karnataka and the flood protection system of Hyderabad.

The Institution of Engineers India is called 'the pioneer of economic planning in India'. He was born on September 15, 1861 in a small village called Muddanahalli in Karnataka. The highest degree obtained by him is a degree in Civil Engineering from Pune College of Engineering. Also, he found his interest and expertise in irrigation and flood disaster management.

Engineers Day 2021: Contribution of Sir Visvesvaraya

Sir VM designed the 'Automatic Barrier Water Floodgates' installed in Pune in 1903 at Khadakwasla Reservoir.

He established the Government Engineering College in 1917 which is known as University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering.

He was the chief engineer of the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam project in Karnataka.

He was one of the committee members who planned the Indian economy in 1934.

For his contribution to the public good, he was given the title of Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire.

In 1955, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya received India's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna.

He was the founder of the block system to prevent wastage of water in dams, which was first installed at Khadakwasla reservoir in Pune.

Sir M Visvesvaraya did his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Madras and then did Civil Engineering from the College of Science, Pune. India is proud of the contribution of its engineers. Happy Engineers Day 2021 to all the engineers who play an important role in nation building!

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