India celebrates ‘Engineers’ Day’ on September 15 every year as it marks the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
History narrates Sir M Visvesvaraya as one of the nation-builders and ardent contributor in the field of engineering and education. He played crucial role in constructing dams, reservoirs and hydro-power projects of modern India. He worked as the chief engineer on several architectures including Karnataka’s Krishna raja Sagar dam and Hyderabad’s flood protection system.
Honouring Sir M Visvesvaraya’s contribution towards building of a modern and developed nation, the Government of India, in 1968, declared his birth anniversary to be celebrated as ‘Engineers’ day’.
About Sir M Visvesvaraya
Sir M Visvesvaraya was born in 1861 in a small village in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur. He completed Bachelor of Arts at Madras University and later pursued civil engineering at College of Science, Pune. Later, in 1917, he established Government Engineering College which is now known as University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bengaluru.
In 1955, Sir M Visvesvaraya received the Bharat Ratna. He was also conferred the British knighthood. He also served as the Diwan of Mysore between 1912 and 1918.
As the nation is about to celebrate its 54th Engineers’ Day, here are some messages, quotes and greetings for you to share with friends and family:
- You are the creative thinker and an impressive executor. Wishing a very Happy Engineers Day.
- “The spirit of an engineer always keeps him ahead of the world. Warm wishes on Engineers Day.
- An engineer is the biggest source of inspiration for all of us because he/she never gives up, he/she makes it happen with his hard work and dedication…. A very Happy Engineers Day to one such person.
- Science has given them the power to create and their passion has given them the power to think to create…. Happy Engineers Day to the smart minds.
- For an engineer there is nothing impossible…. For an engineer the journey to success begins with impossibilities…. Warm wishes on Engineers Day.”
- Without engineers, there would have been no inventions, no creations and a boring routine life…. Thanks to them for making our lives so much more fun…. Warm wishes on Engineers Day.
- Their imagination and their innovation make them magicians in true sense…. They think and they create what we find impossible and unreal…. Happy Engineers Day.
- Wishing a very Happy Engineers Day to all those smart minds who are constantly exploring the opportunities to create something new, for a better life.
- They are the ones responsible for the world that we live in and we are really thankful for their creations….. A very Happy Engineers Day to you…. May you keep creating something new.
- Science and engineers together have made this life so much simple for us and on the occasion of Engineers Day, I want to thank you for being such a great engineer.