Saturday, 15 September 2012

Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening my friends, wherever you are! This is 9:00 am., 16th September, Sunday here in India. Yesterday was the Engineer’s Day in India. Here is a story about the day.
In remembrance of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the most outstanding Engineer of all times, the Engineering fraternity of India celebrates "Engineer's Day” every year on 15th of September. It was this day 152 years ago that this great contributor to growth and engineering was born. Every year the celebration of the Engineer's Day revolves around a central theme that is notified to all states and local centers. Owing to his contribution he was honored with the highest state award of India, the “The Bharat Ratna”, in the year 1955. He served as the dewan of Mysore State and was considered to be the architect of the all-round development of Karnataka.
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was the chief engineer during the construction of Krishna sager dam on the Cauvery River. Many dams built by him in Bombay are still functional even till today. The Sri Jayachamaraja Polytechnic Institute of Bangalore was started on the recommendation of Sir Visvesvaraya. The Block System was invented by him, which was a system of automated doors that closed in the conditions of overflow. Among his most successful projects are the design and construction of the K.R. Sagar dam and its adjoining Brindavan Gardens, turn-around of the Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, setting up of the Mysore Sandalwood Oil Factory and the founding of the Bank of Mysore.
As a human being, Sir Visvesvaraya was very punctual, perfectionist, dedicated to work and courageous person. At the age of 92, he was never dependent on comforts; he would not only walk by himself, but, take full participation in all proceedings and every person having met Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, proudly remembers his neat and fine clothing.

That’s all for today. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Please keep watching my blogs. Namaskar.

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

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