Why do We Celebrate Engineer’s Day on September 15th ?

By | September 15, 2016

Engineer’s day is celebrated in India on September 15th of the every year to commemorate the birthday of the legendary civil engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (popularly known as Sir MV)

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Sir M Visvesvaraya was internationally recognized for his genius in harnessing rainwater resources in India.
He designed automatic weir water floodgates, was first installed in 1903 at the Khadakwasla Reservoir, Pune.
He also designed flood protection system for Hyderabad, giving him celebrity status in India.
He was responsible for the construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore as a chief engineer.
He served as a dewan of Mysore State. He turn-around of the Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, setting up of the Mysore Sandalwood Oil Factory and the founding of the Bank of Mysore.
To remember his remarkable contributions, we (Indians) celebrate engineers days on his birthday (September 15th of the every year).

He received Bharat Ratna in 1955.