Engineer’s Day Today : India pays tribute to Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
India marks Engineer’s Day every year on September 15 which is the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, one of India’s greatest engineers and Bharat Ratna awardee.
M Visvesvaraya was born in 1861. He had contributed to several technical projects in Hyderabad, Mysore, Maharashtra and Odisha.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Railways and Industry minister Piyush Goyal, Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid tribute to Sir M Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary today.
Few of his major contributions include – irrigation system with water floodgates at the Khadakvasla reservoir, the block system of irrigation in the Deccan canals in 1899.