In India, 15th September every year is celebrated as Engineers Day. In fact, it was on this day that the great engineer of India and Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born. He was one of the great engineers of India. It was he who created modern India and gave a different look to the country. He also made an extraordinary contribution to engineering, which hardly anyone could forget. Not only that, he managed to build many dams and bridges built across the country. It was because of him that the water problem in the country was solved.
History of Engineer's Day: 'Engineer's Day' was declared by the Indian Government in 1968 on the date of birth of Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. After which Engineers Day was celebrated on 15th September every year. In fact, on September 15, 1860, Visvesvaraya was born in the Kolar district of Mysore (Karnataka). As an engineer, Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya has contributed to the construction of several dams in the country, including the Krishna Raj Sagar dam in Mysore, a dam in Khadakwasla reservoir of Pune and Tigra dam in Gwalior, etc. Not only that, Dr. Visvesvaraya was given full credit for making Hyderabad City. He had created a flood protection system there, after which he became renowned all over India. He played an important role in developing a system for the protection of Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion.
Hardly all of you would know that Visvesvaraya was also called the father of modern Mysore State. He had set up several factories and educational institutions in association with the Mysore Government, which are mainly inhabited by Mysore Soap Factory, Mysore Iron and Steel Factory, State Bank of Mysore, Mysore Chambers of Commerce, and Visvesvaraya College of Engineering.
Engineer's Day is celebrated in these countries apart from India: Let us tell you that Engineer's Day is celebrated not only in India but also in many other countries. For example, on June 16 in Argentina, 7 May in Bangladesh, 15 June in Italy, 5 December in Turkey, 24 February in Iran, 20 March in Belgium, and September 14 in Romania are celebrated as Engineer's Day. In fact, the day is celebrated to encourage engineers around the world to take the country and the world on a new path of progress because of their skills.