Engineer's Day is celebrated on various dates across the globe. In India, Engineer's Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya, who is known for inventing the block system for dams.
This Bharat Ratna awardee was born on September 15 in Muddenahalli near Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. and went on to become one of the top engineers in India after pursuing his bachelors of arts (BA) from the University of Madras and civil engineering at the College of Science in Pune.
Sir MV, as he is dearly called is known for his contributions such as irrigation system at the Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune and Mysuru's Krishnaraja Sagara (KRS) dam. The renowned civil engineer, Sir Visvesvaraya was appointed as chief engineer of Mysore State in 1909 and then given the status of Diwan of Mysore in 1912. He was also awarded Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his contributions in the field of engineering. Sir MV was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V for his contributions to the public good
Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya wanted to establish engineering education in the country and hence founded the Government Engineering College in Bangalore in 1917, which is currently named after him.
He truly stands as a pioneer in this field and inspiration to millions of budding engineers across the country. Owing to his contribution in the field of engineering, his birthday is celebrated as Engineer's Day across the country.