Education minister on September 15, 2020, pays tribute to M Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary which is also celebrated as Engineer’s Day
New Delhi: Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya KCIE FASc, more commonly known as Sir MV (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962), was an Indian civil engineer and statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, serving from 1912 to 1919. He received India's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his contributions to the public good.
Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday paid tribute to Sir MV on his birth anniversary.
Taking it to Social Media, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted, “Salute to him on the Engineer Day, the birth anniversary of the great engineer and diplomat ‘Bharat Ratna’ of modern India, Shri M Visvesvaraya. Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to all engineers who have made invaluable contributions to the progress of the country.”
While his address, the minister encouraged people to remember the innovations done by the great soul.
Sir M Visvesvaraya was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Rajana Sagar Dam, Mysuru and also played a key role in saving the state of Hyderabad from the floods. He was also responsible for building a road between Tirumala and Tirupati. His contributions also protected the Vishakhapatnam Port. He implemented an intricate system of irrigation in the Deccan Plateau and designed and patented a system of automatic weir water floodgates that were first installed in 1903 at Khadakvasla Reservoir near Pune. He is also regarded as Father of Modern Mysusru State.
HRD Minister also shared the tweet from Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi on this occasion.PM Modi also tweeted, “From make in India to Digital India, India’s Engineers have a pivotal role in realizing the aspirations of India.”