Lauding engineering fraternity for “several path breaking innovations”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described their role in national building as “extremely vital”. He also paid rich tributes to India’s pioneer engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya whose birthday is marked as the ‘Engineers Day’.
Extending his greetings on Engineers Day, the Prime Minister in a tweet said: “On #EngineersDay, best wishes to all engineers, whose intellect, dedication & curiosity have led to several path-breaking innovations.”
“On #EngineersDay, I congratulate our hardworking engineers and appreciate their dexterity as well as dedication. Their role in nation building is extremely vital. I also pay tributes to the noted engineer, Shri M Visvesvaraya, on his birth anniversary,” said the Prime Minister in another tweet.
Describing Visvesvarya as a pioneering engineer, the Prime Minister tweeted, “We salute with pride & joy Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary. He is remembered & respected as a pioneering engineer.”
Every year the Engineers Day is celebrated on 15 September as a tribute to the first and one of the greatest Indian Engineers Visvesvaraya.
Fondly called Sir MV, he was literally the builder of India, the builder of dams and water systems. It not only boosted irrigation facilities but also saved a large number of people from floods.
He was an engineering pioneer of India whose genius reflected in harnessing of water resources and building and consolidation of dams across the country.
Born on 15 September in 1861 in Mysore, Karnataka, Visvesvaraya died on 12 April, 1962.