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When is Engineers Day 2019

Engineers Day 2019


Since the invention of the wheel in ancient history to the modern day drones, engineers have given a great push for the progress of human technology and play a vital role in the development of a nation. Engineers are higly important and are one of the many backbones a country possesses for its growth. Engineer’s Day is celebrated around the world with much enthusiasm.


When is Engineers Day in India?

So, you want to know when is engineers day? India celebrates September 15 as the National Engineer’s Day. National Engineer’s Day in India is celebrated on September 15 by the Engineering Community to appreciate the contributions of  eminent engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya born on September 15, 1861 in a village called Muddenahalli near Chikkaballapur in Karnataka.

"India is celebrating 51st anniversary of the Engineers Day in India and 158th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya on 15th September, Sunday in 2019."


Why India celebrates Engineers Day on the birth anniversary of M. Visvesvaraya?

You may also want to know "What is the significance of Engineers Day" and "What contributions were made by M. Visvesvaraya"?

Visvesvaraya was the one who patented and installed an irrigation system with water floodgates at the Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune to raise the food supply level and storage to the highest levels. Also it was installed at Gwalior’s Tigra Dam and Mysuru’s Krishnaraja Sagara (KRS) dam, which created one of the largest reservoirs in Asia at that time. Visvesvaraya was known for his contributions in the field of engineering and was also named the “ precursor of economic planning in India”, as per the Institution of Engineers India (IEI). He is best known for his discourse “Planned Economy for India and Reconstructing India” which is the first of its kind describing about planning efforts by India. He went on to become India’s most prolific civil engineer, dam builder, economist, statesman, and one of the foremost nation-builders. He was the main engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysore as well as as the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad and was also instrumental in developing a system to protect Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion. He is known in the world for his contribution to harnessing water resources. He was responsible for the building and consolidation of dams across India. He also invented the Block System - automated doors that close in the conditions of overflow. Lakhs of farmers and common people continue to benefit from the Krishna Raj Sagar Dam built by him. Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam once said "Some of the brightest minds in the country can be found on the last benches of the classroom". Visvesvaraya received the Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his outstanding contribution to the society.

He studied Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Madras and pursued civil engineering at College of Science in Pune. He was awarded British knighthood as a commander of the British Indian empire by King George V in 1915 while he served as the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. He became a member of the London Institution of Civil Engineers before he was awarded a fellowship by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore. He passed away in 1962, and his memorial at Muddenahalli, is managed by the Visvesvaraya National Memorial Trust. Visvesvaraya Technological University in Belagavi is named after M. Visvesvaraya.


Google Doodle for M Visvesvaraya


Every year, Google also makes a Doodle on its India home page to celebrate Engineers day in memory of M Visvesvaraya, whose birth anniversary is Engineer's Day in India. Visvesvaraya designed and constructed several river dams, bridges and transformed the irrigation system in India by implementing irrigation and drinking water system all over the country. On #EngineersDay, Indiatashan.com congratulates our hardworking engineers and appreciate their dexterity as well as dedication. Their role in nation building is extremely vital. We also pay tributes to the noted engineer, Shri M Visvesvaraya, on his birth anniversary.


Facts about M Visvesvaraya

  • M Visvesvaraya was also known as Sir MV
  • Visvesvaraya completed his graduation in Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Madras and also topped the Pune College of Engineering. 
  • He was directly recruited (without any interview) by Government of Bombay and appointed as Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department.
  • King George V awarded British knighthood to him as a commander of the British Indian Empire, in the year 1915
  • Visvesvaraya created automatic sluice gates which were later reused for Tigra Dam (Madhya Pradesh) and KRS Dam (Karnataka; then Asia's biggest) as well. For this patent design, he was to be given a recurring income in the form of royalty, but he refused it so that the government could use this money for more developmental projects.
  • He designed the flood protection system in Hyderabad.
  • Visvesvaraya was offered Dewanship (Prime Minister position) of Mysore in 1908 and given full responsibility of all the development projects. Mysore saw major transformation in the fields of agriculture, irrigation, industrialization, education, banking and commerce under his dewanship.
  • Government of India conferred upon him with the highest civilian honour - the Bharat Ratna along with Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955.
  • Visvesvaraya became a member of the London Institution of Civil Engineers and later on received a fellowship by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
  • He was known as the precursor of economic planning in India.


Engineer's Day in Different Countries

Engineer's Day is celebrated around the world on different dates to appreciate the contribution of engineers. US celebrated enginners day in the month of Feburary, Russia celebrates it on December 22, Mexico on July 1, Italy on June 15 and Israel on January 22. Let's see the Engineers Day dates for different Countries of the World:


Country
Date
Argentina
16-Jun
Australia
August 
Bangladesh
7-May
Bahrain
1-Jul
Belgium
20-Mar
Bolivia
16-Oct
Brazil
11- Dec
Bulgaria
February 
Canada
March
Chile
14-May
Colombia
17-Aug
Costa Rica
20-Jul
Croatia
2-Mar
Dominican Republic
August
Ecuador
29-Jun
Egypt
September
France
3-Apr
Guatemala
30-Jan
Greece
10-Mar
Honduras
16-Jul
Iceland
10-Apr
India
15-Sep
Iran
23-Feb
Ireland
February 
Israel
22-Jan
Italy
15-Jun
Korea
March 30 in 2014
Luxembourg
February 8 in 2014
Malaysia
Movable. Engineer’s week in 2017 20-26 August
Mauritius
13-Sep
Mexico
1-Jul
Nepal
Shrawan 3, (Vikram Samvat calendar) on Software freedom day
Netherlands
Third Wednesday of March
Pakistan
10 January in 2014
Paraguay
23-Jul
Panama
26-Jan
PerĂº
8-Jun
Poland
August 14 in 2014
Portugal
November 23 in 2014
Puerto Rico
13 to 19 May in 2014
Romania
14-Sep
Russia
22-Dec
Singapore
23 to 24 July 2016
Slovakia
March 16 in 2014
Spain
19-Mar
Sri Lanka
15-Sep
Switzerland
15-Mar
Taiwan
6-Jun
Tanzania
15-Sep
Tunisia
October 26 in 2013
Turkey
5-Dec
United Kingdom
Week of 14 to 23 March in 2014
United States of America
Week of February 22
Uruguay
12-Oct
Venezuela
28-Oct

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