Engineer’s day 2021: Every 12 months on September 15, India together with Sri Lanka and Tanzania have fun National Engineer’s day to recognise and honour the achievements of the nice engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. The day is noticed to commemorate the nice work of engineers and to encourage them for enchancment and innovation.
This 12 months marks the a hundred and sixtieth beginning anniversary of M Visvesvaraya who was born on September 15, 1861, within the Muddenahalli village of Karnataka. He accomplished his college schooling in his hometown and later went to check Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Madras. However, he modified his profession path after graduating and pursued civil engineering on the College of Science in Pune.
Popularly often known as Sir MV, Visvesvaraya undertook many complicated tasks and delivered outstanding infrastructural outcomes throughout his profession. He patented and put in an irrigation system with water floodgates on the Khadakvasla reservoir close to Pune to boost the meals provide degree and storage to the best ranges know as ‘block system’ in 1903.
This was additionally put in at Gwalior’s Tigra Dam and Mysuru’s Krishnaraja Sagara (KRS) dam, the latter of which created one of many largest reservoirs in Asia on the time.
An knowledgeable in irrigation methods and flood catastrophe administration, Sir MV was not only a nice civil engineer but in addition served because the nineteenth Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1919. While serving because the Diwan of Mysore, in 1915 he was awarded ‘Knight’ as a commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V.
Apart from his engineering accolades, he performed an instrumental function in imparting consciousness about engineering self-discipline and in addition performed an necessary function within the basis of Government Engineering College at Bangalore in 1917. The faculty was later renamed after him as University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE).
For his contribution to the constructing of India, the federal government awarded him with India’s highest honor ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1955.
Image credit: Google Archives
In 2018, Google launched a Doodle on his birthday to have fun his genius works whose endeavors led to the Tata Steel engineers invent an armored car that was utilized in WWII and will face up to bullets. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya handed away in 1962 however his achievements and contributions are celebrated until date.