Engineers Day 2020
If Engineering is the city of creativity and innovations, then Engineers would be the foundation of that city! From the days of the invention of wheels to the current gleaming technological era, one thing that has never changed is our curiosity and the ability to solve a problem. This attitude of logical thinking led to the emergence of engineering when many well-crafted architects and mathematical think tanks joined hands during the 1500s. And eventually, the aftermath of the 19th century saw several game changing technologies entering the global arena, thanks to the engineers!
In India, every year, September 15th is celebrated as Engineer’s Day to honor Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, one of the brilliant minds behind the construction of various dams and bridges across the country. Born in Muddenahalli of the then Mysore Province of British India, Sir M. Visvesvaraya was a civil engineer, known for his patented system of automatic weir water floodgates. The success of this gate led to its installation in many more dams like Tigra Dam in Gwalior and the famous Krishna Raja Sagar Dam in Mysuru. He was also instrumental in developing a flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad and designing another system to prevent sea erosion in Vizag Port. He was awarded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India, for his unparalleled contribution to the society by the Government of India.
In this fast growing world, it is nearly impossible to imagine a day without engineers. There is no field in the world at present, that could bloom without the mind of an engineer. From the medical industry to the automotive sector, the impact of engineers is immeasurable. Such a huge role they do play in our day-to-day life. So let us take a moment to thank every single engineer who made our life beautiful!