Happy Engineers Day 2020: Engineers Day 2020 is celebrated on 15 September every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of M. Visvesvaraya. Visvesvaraya is an example for engineers all over the world. M Visvesvaraya was born on 15 September 1861 in a Telugu family in Chikkaballapur taluk in Kolar district, Mysore. His father Srinivasa Shastri was a Sanskrit scholar and Ayurveda doctor. Visvesvaraya’s mother’s name was Venkachamma. M. Visvesvaraya (M. Visvesvaraya) was awarded the Bharat Ratna of India’s highest honor in the year 1955, because of his efforts, Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, Mysore Sandal Isle and Soap Factory, University of Mysore, Bank of Mysore was built.
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Visvesvaraya has also made an indispensable contribution in making many important works such as river dams, bridges and drinking water schemes successful. He died on 14 April 1962 at a longevity of 101 years. Let us know some important things related to the life of M. Visvesvaraya.
Visvesvaraya completed his early education from his birthplace. For further studies, he took admission in Central College, Bengaluru. Visvesvaraya topped the BA examination in 1881. After this, with the help of the Government of Mysore, he enrolled in Science College, Pune, for engineering studies. First place in the 1883 LCE and FCE examinations. Due to this achievement, the Maharashtra government appointed him to the post of assistant engineer in Nashik.
When he was only 32 years old, he prepared a plan to send water from Sukkur town to the Indus river, which all engineers liked. The government formed a committee to find ways to improve the irrigation system. For this, MV devised a new block system. They made steel doors, which helped prevent the flow of water from the dam. This system was praised by the British authorities with their freedom. Today this system is being used all over the world. Visvesvaraya also prepared plans to tie the waters of two rivers named Moses and Issa. After this he was appointed as the Chief Engineer of Mysore.
Visvesvaraya, who cherished the dream of starting an automobile and aircraft factory in Mysore, started work in this direction in 1935. Hindustan Aeronautics in Bangalore and Mumbai’s Premier Automobile Factory are the result of their efforts. In 1947 he became the president of the All India Manufacturing Association. He believed in completing any task in a planned manner.