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Engineer’s Day celebrated on Sunday in memory of Bharat Ratna recipient and engineering pioneer of India Sir M Visvesvaraya, popularly known as Sir MV; A civil engineer and statesman, Sir Visvesvaraya was born on 15th September in 1861 in Muddena-halli village in Karnataka.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted engineers on Engineers Day, describing them as those synonymous with diligence and determination.

“Engineers are synonymous with diligence and determination. Human progress would be incomplete without their innovative zeal,” the prime minister said in a tweet. Greeting the “hardworking engineers”, Modi also paid tributes to Visvesvaraya. Naidu said?Visvesvaraya was a civil engineer par excellence, who harnessed India’s water resources through dams. “He was a visionary. The nation is ever grateful to his invaluable contribution.”


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