Engineers Day | 15 September

Engineer's Day, celebrated on September 15 every year in India, marks the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya. Widely known as Sir MV among his peers and students for  his contributions to civil engineering—a recognition which was also endorsed by several governments across the world through various awards––he served as an inspiration to many people including me!I have always been fascinated by Engineers and the work they do. As a child, I used to watch cartoons like Thomas The Tank Engine and Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse with awe. In school, we were taught about famous Indian engineers like Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya and Sir Arthur Cotton who built bridges across rivers for people to cross over safely. Sir M. Visvesvaraya was born on September 15, 1860 at Muddenahalli village in Karnataka state of India. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering, Pune. He was Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Karnataka and served as one of Hyderabad's flood protection system's chief engineers. Sir MV was conferred with the Padma Vibhushan in 1955 and the Bharat Ratna in 1955. He passed away at the age of 62 on October 15, 1962. Engineers’ Day is celebrated every year in his memory.

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