When and why do we celebrate engineer’s day ?<br />
In The Memory of <br />Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya<br />September 15 ,1860-April<br />
Today happens to be the 151th birthday of Sir MV, the most outstanding engineer of all the times.<br />
Life and journey of Sir MV<br />BORN: Sept.15,1860<br />PLACE: Muddenahalli village <br /> (Kolar district of Karnataka)<br />Father: Srinivasa Sastry <br />Mother: venkachamma <br />
Life and journey of Sir MV<br />Early schooling in Chikkaballapur<br />1881 : B.A Examination from central college of Bangalore<br />1883 : Civil Engineering from college of engineering,Pune<br /> (University of Pune)<br />He ranked first in the L.C.E and the F.C.E Examinations <br /> (equivalent to B.E examination of today)<br />
HIS RESPONSIBILITIES<br />Some of the job positions he held were:<br /><ul><li>Assisant Engineer, Bombay Government Service(1884)
President of Education and Industrial Development Committees in Mysore state.
Member of the Governing council of TATA Iron and Steel Company[TISCO]</li></li></ul><li>ACHIEVEMENTS<br /><ul><li>The Block System: Was invented by him, which was a system of automated doors that closed in the conditions of overflow.
Many dams built by him in Bombay are still functional even till today.
He was the chief engineer during the construction of Krishna sager dam on the Kavery River.
Krishnarajasagara Dam: Is still praised by everybody witnessing it.</li></li></ul><li>Contd.,<br /><ul><li> Mysore University: which is a matter of great proud for the people of Mysore, was established because of his will and conviction.
Sri Jayachamaraja Polytechnic Institute of Bangalore: The institute was built on the recommendation of sir MV.</li></ul> <br />
MAN WITH VALUES<br /><ul><li>Punctuality : he was very famous for his punctuality, He was never late even by a minute and expected his people also to realize the importance of time.
Perfect Clothing : Every person having met sir VM, proudly remembers his neat and fine clothing.
Perfectionist : There are many examples to show that even a little task that he took up, always completed to perfection. Even if it was to deliver a speech, he would think in advance, write and rehearse no. of times.</li></li></ul><li>Contd.,<br /><ul><li>Courageous: many of the projects completed by him that India stands proud of today, would not have existed if it was not his will and conviction.
Fitness: Even at the age of 92, he was never dependent on comforts; he would not only walk by himself, but, take full participation in all proceedings</li></li></ul><li>