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Engineer's Day

In today's time, there are names of engineers in every field of the world. Engineers have a hand in the progress of the world, no matter what field it is. With the increase of technical knowledge, development of any country takes place. This also brings a change in the attitude of the society. In this way, the world's development happened very fast in this decade compared to the last decade aim whose credit goes to the engineers of the world. Engineers Day is celebrated with the of honoring them.

For example, if we look at the smart phone kept in our hand and look back and remember its history, then we get a feel of the changes taking place. About 15 years ago, instead of a telephone, mobile phones had come in the hands of people, in which they became even closer to their loved ones through calls and SMS. After some time, this mobile phone was replaced by smart phone making things far more easy and innovative. Today the world is in a fist. From talking to loved ones, paying bills, shopping, bank work, and many things are possible through a smart phone. And such changes are taking a better form every few minutes; the credit of such development goes to the engineers. This was only an example. There are many such areas where engineers have shown their feats and made the world travel up to the sky sitting at one place. I would like to share with you some interesting snippets from the life of a great man.

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, popularly known as Sir MV, was born on 15 September, 1861, in Muddenahalli near Chikkaballapur. He was India's builder, builder of dams and water systems. He not only promoted irrigation facilities but also saved large number of people from floods. He was an engineering pioneer from India whose talent was reflected in the creation of water resources and the construction and consolidation of dams across the country. Engineers Day is celebrated every year in India on 15 September as the birth anniversary of Visvesvaraya. He became India's most prolific civil engineer, dam builder, economist and politician. He was one of the foremost builders of India in the 20th century. M. Visvesvaraya is also known as the ‘Diwan of Mysore’. Visvesvaraya established the Government Engineering College in Bangalore in 1917, which was later, renamed the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in his honour. Engineers’ day not only marks the importance of engineers but also parts thanks to them. Celebrating Engineers’ day honors the hardworking engineers and inspires young children to pursue the profession. One of the well said quote -

“The one who walks up and comes down falling, but then runs up smiling, in fact, he builds his house on the summit.”

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