Engineers’ Day is celebrated in India on 15th September every year in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of one of the finest engineers in India, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, popularly called as Sir MV.
Engineers’ Day-2018, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Engineers Day in India and the 157th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya.
Engineers’ Day-2018 theme in India is “Engineering Challenges for Knowledge Era”.
Engineers’ Day was first declared by 'Government of India', in the year 1968, as a tribute and to honor Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya work achievements.
In India, only Telangana State celebrates Engineers' Day on 11th July to commemorate the birth anniversary of Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur.
Internationally, Engineers' Day is celebrated annually on different dates in different countries.
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayawas was born on 15th September 1861, near Chikkaballapur in South Karnataka (British India).
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayawas was India’s most prolific civil engineer, dam builder, economist, statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore. He can be counted among the last century’s foremost nation-builders till date.
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayawas, in the year 1955, received the prestigious & highest civilian award 'Bharat Ratna' from the Government of India. Earlier, he was also awarded with the British Knighthood (KCIE) by King George V, and hence has the honorific "Sir".
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayawas died on 12th April 1962 at the age of 100 years in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.