15 September 2020 marks Engineers Day. Today is the day when engineers celebrated the birth anniversary of Shri M Visvesvaraya.
Shri M Visvesvaraya, more commonly known as Sir MV, was an Indian civil engineer and statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, who served from 1912 to 1919.
Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank honoured the father of Indian engineering Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya on his 159th birth anniversary.
He wrote on Twitter, “Salute to him on the Engineer Day, the birth anniversary of the great engineer and diplomat ‘Bharat Ratna’ of modern India, Shri M Visvesvaraya. Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to all engineers who have made invaluable contributions in the progress of the country.”
“Mokshagundam Visvesvaray was a prolific engineer, educationist and statesman of the 20th century. His birth anniversary, Sep 15, is celebrated as Engineer’s Day. Let’s commemorate the innovations and great work of our engineers on this Engineer’s Day,” he also wrote on the social media.
The minister encouraged people to recollect the inventions and innovations created by Indian engineers for the society on this special day.
By Sahana Iyer