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EXPLAINED : ENGINEERS' DAY BEING CELEBRATED

EXPLAINED : ENGINEERS' DAY BEING CELEBRATED

About Engineer’s Day in India

  • It is celebrated as a tribute to Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya.
  • He was popularly known as Sir MV. Visvesvaraya.
  • He was born on September 15, 1861, at Chikkaballapur, Karnataka.
  • He received India's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.
  • He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his contributions to the public good.
  • He was an expert in irrigation techniques and flood disaster management.
  • He was the architect of the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, one of the biggest dams in India.
  • He was credited for inventing the Block System for dams which are the automated doors shut during an overflow.
  • He was instrumental in the founding of Government Engineering College at Bangalore in 1917.
  • He was not only one of the greatest Indian civil engineers but also served as the 19th Diwan of Mysore, from 1912 to 1919.
  • He also served as one of the Chief Engineers of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.
  • He authored a book in 1934, titled as ‘A Planned Economy for India’, which paved the way for the Planning Commission.

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