Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted engineers on Engineers’ Day today.
Through his Twitter account, he said, “”Greetings on Engineers Day to all hard working engineers. No words are enough to thank them for their pivotal role in making our planet better and technologically advanced. I pay homage to the remarkable Shri M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary and recall his accomplishments.”
Engineers’ Day is celebrated on September 15 on the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, a civil engineer and Diwan of Mysore known for his pioneering works. It marks his 160th birth anniversary.
In 1968, India celebrated its first Engineers’ Day. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was on September 15, 1861. He has been a part of some notable constructions in Mysore, Hyderabad, Odisha and Maharashtra. He also received Bharat Ratna in 1955.