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Engineers Day 2021: Here Is Everything You Need To Know

Engineers Day is celebrated to observe the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who had made great contributions to the field of engineering.

Engineers Day 2021: Here Is Everything You Need To Know

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Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: Engineers Day is celebrated every year in India on September 15 to observe the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

Sir Visvesvaraya has made great contributions to the field of engineering and education. Therefore, as a tribute to him, Engineer's Day has been celebrated in India every year since 1968.

Sir M. Visvesvaraya was a man of high principles and had played an important role in the construction of dams, reservoirs and many hydro-power projects in India. The Krishna Raja Sagar dam in Karnataka and the flood protection system of Hyderabad are some of the projects in architecture that have been credited to him.

Born in a small village called Muddenahalli in Karnataka, on September 15, 1861, Sir Visvesvaraya had grown up to be referred to as the 'precursor of economic planning in India'. He received a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Madras University and a degree in civil engineering from Pune College of Engineering and had developed an interest in irrigation and flood disaster management.

Here are some of the contributions made by Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya for our country:

1. Sir M Visvesvaraya designed the 'automatic barrier water floodgates' installed in Pune in 1903 at the Khadakvasla reservoir.

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

3. He was the Chief Engineer for the Krishna Raja Sagar dam project in Karnataka.

4. He was one among the committee members who had planned the Indian Economy in 1934.

5. He was given the title of Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire to contribute to the public good.

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

7. He was the founder of Block System to prevent the wasteful flow of water in dams, which was first installed at the Khadakvasla reservoir in Pune.

Sir M Visvesvaraya has indeed made the country round with such huge contributions. He has remained a role model for many aspiring future engineers.

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