Engineers’ Day -2014
ENGINEERS’ DAY- 2014
September 15 is celebrated every year in India as Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1860-1962).
The KSEBEA observes the Engineers day every year. This is celebrated throughout the state through all our units.
Er. Mokshagundam Vishveshwariah, (popularly known as Sir MV)was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1918. He was a recipient of the Indian Republic’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was knighted as a Commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V for his myriad contributions to the public good. Every year, 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India in his memory. He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent engineer of India. He was the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad, now capital city of Andhra Pradesh, as well as the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore. He was born in Muddenahalli in Karnataka state.
47th Engineers’ Day
Theme : ‘Making Indian Engineering World-Class’*
to be observed on September 15, 2014.
“World-class” engineers denotes the engineers of tomorrow with a broad range of competencies and skills to synthesize new ideas; and develop new processes and technologies to address contemporary challenges to suit global needs anywhere in the world. The word “World-class” isa relative term and is very difficult to define as there is no datum or fixed standard to classify any engineering work as “World-class”. The phrase has different connotations in countries from different categories, viz. Developed, Developing and Under-developed, based on their economic and social standards.However, the engineers, who are the harbinger of developmentof any country, always strive for enrichment of their knowledge and skill to upgrade the qualityof life and their performance. The pursuit for betterment is a continuous process. There is no end to development and engineering progress. The process of upgradation from one standard to the other, from ‘under-developed’ to ‘developing’, or from ‘developing’ to ‘developed’, is a continuous process, which is led by the engineers after taking into account the prevailing socio-politico-economic conditions of the particular country.
Engineers are key figures in the material progress of the world. A world-class engineer,regardless of the job he is engaged in, is always considered an asset to the nation and the society; as it is he who makes a reality of the
potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy, and labourto bring science into the service of the country.
*Courtesy: Institution of Engineers (India)
“A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible”
*KSEB Engineers’ Association wishes all its members an eventful ENGINEERS’ DAY 2014 and call upon all its members to rededicate themselves for the betterment of the community*