Engineersâ€™ Day, which falls on September 15, marks the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya â€“ a Bharat Ratna Awardee, who is considered as Indiaâ€™s greatest civil engineer. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œEngineering for A Healthy Planet â€“ Celebrating the UNESCO Engineering Reportâ€.
Visvesvaraya is famed for designing one of Indiaâ€™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 â€œFather of Modern Mysoreâ€. He played a key role in numerous technical projects in Mysore, Hyderabad, Odisha and Maharashtra.