In India, Engineers’ Day is celebrated on 15 September every year.
The day is the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya (1860–1961), an eminent Indian engineer from the College of Engineering, Pune (University of Pune) and statesman born in Muddenahalli-Kanivenarayanapura in present-day Karnataka. He served as the chief engineer during construction of Krishna Raja Sagara on the Kaveri River near Mysore. He also built many dams in the Bombay presidency (present-day Maharashtra). The dams built by him are still functional today, a testimony to his engineering skills.
To commemorate the birthday of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, many annual events take place in India. National level organizations like The Instituitions of Engineers (India) conduct meets and events on this occasion.IEI is dedicating the 44th Engineer’s Day to ‘”Engineering Preparedness for Disaster Mitigation”’.
Youth initiatives like “Nesting Ideas” through Why?Newton conducts nationwide events to capture engineering stories (‘My Engineering Story’) on this occasion. This effort is made to identify upcoming technologies, business ideas, promote social entrepreneurship and touch the emotional part of engineers’ college life which everyone misses during their lifetime.