National Engineer’s Day is observed every year on September 15. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, a diwan of the former Mysore kingdom who is credited with pioneering engineering achievements. Engineering Day is observed to honor all engineers around the country and to encourage the public to recognize engineers’ contributions to national development.
National Engineers Day is also known as Visvesvaraya Jayanti. The day is observed not only in India but also in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. This day serves as a motivation for many engineers in the country, particularly civil engineers, to follow Mr. Visvesvaraya and contribute to the benefit of the country.
The construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysore, the installation of the Deccan Plateau irrigation system, and the flood protection system for Hyderabad are some of Sir M. Visvesvaraya’s most well-known accomplishments.
Many people took to social media to wish and celebrate the day. The official handle of BMW wrote on X, formerly Twitter, “Translating numbers and the rules of physics to sheer JOY, is nothing short of genius. Here’s to the geniuses behind the ultimate driving machines. Happy #EngineersDay”