15 September – Engineer’s day – remembering Bharat Ratna – greatest Bhartiya Engineer- Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
Today we are celebrating engineers day remembering the one of the greatest Bhartiya engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
Work performed with higher knowledge or skill, capacity or ambition, usually brings a correspondingly higher reward.Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
Engineer’s day :
- 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
Lakhs of farmers and common people continue to benefit from the Krishna Raj Sagar Dam built by himOur PM Shri Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat
Mind-Blowing facts on engineers day:
- Sir M. Visvesvaraya designed and patented a unique system of automatic weir water floodgates, showcasing his extraordinary engineering prowess.
- Visvesvaraya was not only an eminent engineer but also an accomplished economist, contributing significantly to India’s economic development.
- The Krishna Raja Sagara dam, designed by Visvesvaraya, remains an engineering marvel and a vital water resource for Karnataka to this day.
- He introduced an ingenious block system for water conservation, revolutionizing irrigation practices in India.Sir M.
- Visvesvaraya’s groundbreaking survey of the Kolar Gold Fields led to the discovery of the world’s deepest gold mines at that time.
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
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