Engineers’ Day

Engineers’ Day, which falls on September 15, marks the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya – a Bharat Ratna Awardee, who is considered as India’s greatest civil engineer. This year’s theme is “Engineering for A Healthy Planet – Celebrating the UNESCO Engineering Report”.
Visvesvaraya is famed for designing one of India’s first flood protection systems in Hyderabad and establishing of the first engineering institutes in the country, which is currently called University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering. Hailing from Karnataka, he is considered as the “Father of Modern Mysore”. He played a key role in numerous technical projects in Mysore, Hyderabad, Odisha and Maharashtra.

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