Today is the "Engineers Day."Sir Mokshagundam Visweswaraya was born on this day in the year 1861. This day is celebrated as the 'Engineers Day' in India every year as a tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. His engineering works and contribution towards nation-building was spread across the nation throughout his career spanning over 30 years as an engineer. The works of Sri Visweswaraya were not limited to his own State but spread over many parts of the country.
He remodelled the entire Hyderabad city and improved its drainage system. The block- system of irrigation and water weir floodgates, which was introduced in Bombay was invented and patented by him. In Bihar and Orissa, he was involved in building railway bridges and water supply schemes. The Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysore was built under his guidance only.
Sri Mokshagudam Viswesaraya was honoured with "Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire" (KCIE) by the British when Our country was under their rule. The Government of India conferred the highest civilian award of "Bharata Ratna" in 1955.
On this "Engineers Day" let us pay our tributes to all the Engineers in our country who are our nation builders.