Engineers Day: History, Significance and Why it is Celebrated

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar

National Engineers Day: Date

National Engineers Day was celebrated on Thursday, 15th September in India. Engineers are professionals who create and develop new technologies for physical and digital systems

National Engineers Day: History

It is observed to honour Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya's birth anniversary for his outstanding accomplishments. It recognises the innovative contributions made by all of the nation's engineers.

Who was Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya?- ‘Father of Modern Mysore’

He was the first Indian civil engineer. He received Bharat Ratna in 1955. He got his BSc degree from the University of Madras, and Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Bombay.

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Contribution of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

He used his engineering and irrigation techniques to manage floods. Also,he developed block systems to avoid water wastage in dams.

National Engineers Day: Significance

According to reports, India is sometimes referred to be the nation of engineers because it has the second-highest concentration of engineers worldwide.

When was Engineers Day started in India?

National Engineers Day was started by the Government of India in 1968.

Best-Known Engineers From India

National Engineer's Day commemorated the contribution of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, E. Sreedharan, Narayan Murthy, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Varghese Kurien etc for their exceptional work.

Other Countries that celebrate Engineers Day on 15 September

Engineers Day is observed on September 15 in Tanzania, as well as in India's neighbour country Sri Lanka to honour and acknowledge the work of Engineers.

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