We, in India, celebrate every year, 15 September as “Engineers’ Day” to commemorate the birthday of legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962). An eminent engineer and statesman. he was conferred “Bharat Ratna“, the highest civilian award in India, in 1955 for his outstanding contribution to the society. He was also called the precursor of economic planning in India.
On this day, I offer my greetings to my fellow engineers and also my students, the budding engineers , and wish all a very happy 46th Engineers’ Day.
“The ideal engineer is a composite…He is not a scientist, nor a mathematician, nor a sociologist, nor a writer, but he may use the knowledge of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems,” with these words of N.W. Dougherty, a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Tennessee, I sign off this blog-post earnestly wishing that we, the engineers, take this nation forward towards a glorious future.