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    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.
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    While paying tributes to Sri Mokshagudam Viswesaraya, I extend my greetings to all Engineers on this 'Engineers Day'. Hope they continue to contribute effectively to building this nation with due responsibility and sincerity, keeping the future in mind.
    'Any fool can know. The point is to understand."- Albert Einstein

  • #648438
    Yes in the morning I noticed Google Doodle paying rich tributes for Bharath Ratna Mokshagundam Vishweshwaraya, the celebrated Engineer of those times. Every year on this day the policy makers at the central and state governments promising speeches that the budding engineers of India and those who are already qualified as Engineers would be provided with befitting jobs. Every year many are qualifying as Engineers and unfortunately end up taking and accepting jobs in IT companies as there is no chance for Engineering jobs elsewhere. So the engineers are greatly under employed.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

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