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Engineer’s Day: Know why Sept. 15 is celebrated as Engineers Day in India, Theme, celebrations and significance…!

As the world celebrated the Engineers Day on September 15, many of us were caught unaware on the fact that why is this day celebrated in India.

Hence EBNW brings a story to trace reasons for why this day is celebrated in India:

Engineer’s Day: Know why Sept. 15 is celebrated as Engineers Day in India, Theme, celebrations and significance...!

 1. Each year, National Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 to appreciate the contributions made by Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who has been the Bharat Ratna awardee. Born on September 15, 1861 in a village called Muddenahalli in Karnataka, he pursued BA Arts from the University of Madras and pursued civil engineering at the College of Science in Pune.

2. He patented and installed an irrigation system with water floodgates at the Khadakvasla reservoir situated near Pune. The initiative aimed at raising the food supply level and storage to the highest levels. 

3. Later, this system was also installed at Gwalior’s Tigra Dam and Mysuru’s Krishnaraja Sagara (KRS) dam.

4. The system installed at Mysuru’s Krishnaraja Sagara (KRS) dam created one of the largest reservoirs in Asia at that time.

5. He served as the Diwan of Mysore and was awarded ‘Knight’ in 1915 as a commander of the British Indian empire by King George V. 

6. Visvesvaraya was awarded with the Bharat Ratna in 1955 and became a member of the London Institution of Civil Engineers before he was awarded a fellowship by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore.

He passed away in 1962.

Engineers Day 2021 Theme

The World Engineers Day 2021 theme is Engineering for A Healthy Planet- Celebrating the UNESCO Engineering Report. However, Engineers Day 2020 theme was ‘Engineers for a Self-Reliant India.’

Themes could be inspired by newsletter items, promotional campaigns, social media broadcasts, etc. Audience participation is very significant in engineering day events as the customer is the king, and they are the ones to drive business!

Engineer’s Day celebration in world…!

The celebration of World Engineer’s Day is different following different timelines of the year. In Brazil, a well-structured framework under the law for various professions, including engineering disciplines, was created in 1933.

Meanwhile, the Pan American Engineer’s Day celebration held at Costa Rica’s nation, is organised on July 20th every year. In engineering history, the year 1878 holds a significance place as for the very first time, an engineers’ association was formed in Croatia.

Greece Engineering students March 10th as a special day attributed to them.

However, as mentioned above, Engineers Day in India is celebrated on September 15th. This day marks a special tribute to Sir M Visvesvaraya.

Iran celebrates World Engineer’s week somewhere between 19th to 25th February as a special tribute to a noted Iranian scientist. In Israel, January 22nd of every year is celebrated as Engineer’s day. Engineering students of Nepal celebrate Engineer’s day in the form of freedom for software usage.

The USA further dedicates an entire week in February to Engineers week celebrations and the week is dedicated to George Washington.

Meanwhile, The World Federation of Engineering Organisations [WFEO] has officially declared March 4th as World Engineering Day to make for a collective celebration worldwide.

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