Udayavni Special

Engineer’s Day 2020: All you need to know about Prolific Engineer and Statesman Sir M Visvesvaraya


Team Udayavani, Sep 15, 2020, 3:02 PM IST

September 15th is marked as Engineer’s Day to celebrate the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

Visvesvaraya, popularly known as Sir MV, was an Indian civil engineer and reputed statesman. He was also the 19th Diwan of Mysore, MV, was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in the north-west suburb of Mysuru city.

M Visvesvaraya was born in 1861 at Chikkaballapur, on the outskirts of Bengaluru. After completing his undergraduate degree in Arts, M Visvesvaraya changed track and went for a degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering in Pune.

Visvesvaraya is remembered till date for his contribution as one of the Chief Engineers of the flood protection system designed for the city of Hyderabad. He received India’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.

According to Indian Express, Sir MV was an expert in irrigation techniques and flood disaster management. In 1903, He designed and constructed automatic gates patented by him at Lake Fife Storage Reservoir; introduced new system of irrigation known as “Block System”

Sir MV’s birthday, 15 September, is celebrated as Engineer’s Day not only in India, but also in Sri Lanka and Tanzania, in his memory.

 

 

Top News

K’taka COVID-19 update: 6974 new cases, 9073 discharges, 83 deaths on Sep 21

Conspirators chose ideal place for mass mobilisation, violence: Delhi riots charge sheet

Joint select committee recommends increasing BBMP wards to 250

‘China doubles air bases, air defence positions and heliports near LAC after 2017 Doklam standoff’

Survey for 6.8 km Kozhikode-Wayanad tunnel commences

Opposition parties boycott LS proceedings in solidarity with suspended Rajya Sabha members

Sharad Pawar gets Income Tax notice over poll affidavits




Related Articles More

Tripura launched Immunity boosting Bamboo Cookies: All you need to know

SBI restructuring scheme: Who can avail the scheme and how to apply?

India’s travel bubble extends to 13 countries: Who all can travel and which countries?

What is the standard procedure to suspend MPs from the House?

Bhiwandi Building Collapse: Here’s what we know so far

MUST WATCH

Soraba : District Excise Department seized Millions worth of Marijuana | Udayavani

Hospet : Tungabhadra Dam Gates Are Opened | TB Dam | Udayavani

Surathkal: Police arrest four in house burglary case

Manipal: Multi-storey building in danger | inspection by DC Jagadeesh

Easiest Way to Grow Cashew Nut | Farming Guide in Kannada

Latest Additions

K’taka COVID-19 update: 6974 new cases, 9073 discharges, 83 deaths on Sep 21

International drug trafficking racket busted, 8 held: NCB

Conspirators chose ideal place for mass mobilisation, violence: Delhi riots charge sheet

Gucci sells jeans with fake grass stains for ₹88,000

Mangaluru: Young man in Kadaba taluk builds mini tipper

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.