Engineer's Day is observed in India on September 15 in honour of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who was born on the day in 1860.
He was the chief designer of the flood protection system designed and built for the city of Hyderabad, as well as the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore which created the largest reservoir in Asia at that time.
He also designed and patented a system of automatic weir water floodgates that were first installed in 1903 at the Khadakvasla Reservoir near Pune. These gates were employed to raise the flood supply level of storage in the reservoir to the highest level likely to be attained by a flood without causing any damage to the dam. Based on the success of these gates, the same system was replicated at the Tigra Dam project in Gwalior and the Krishna Raja Sagara project in Karnataka.
A recipient of India's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955, he was knighted as a Commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V before Independence.
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Engineer's Day is observed in several countries.
- 1 Engineer's Day in Argentina
- 2 Engineer's Day in Belgium
- 3 Engineer's Day in Canada
- 4 Engineer's Day in Colombia
- 5 Engineer's Day in Chile
- 6 Engineer's Day in India
- 7 Engineer's Day in Iran
- 8 Engineer's Day in Italy
- 9 Engineer's Day in Mexico
- 10 Engineer's Day in Nepal
- 11 Engineer's Day in the Netherlands
- 12 Engineer's Day in Panama
- 13 Engineer's Day in Pakistan
- 14 Engineer's Day in Perú
- 15 Engineer's Day in Romania
- 16 Engineer's Day in Taiwan
- 17 Engineer's Day in the United States
- 18 Engineer's Day in Uruguay
- 19 Engineer's Day in Venezuela
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Engineer's Day in Argentina
In Argentina, Engineer's day is celebrated on June 16, not to be confused with "Argentina's engineering day" which is on June 6.
The reason being that in 1870 Luis Augusto Huergo became the first Engineer in Argentina.
Engineer's Day in Belgium
Engineer's Day in Canada
In Canada, Engineer's day is celebrated on June 14.
Engineer's Day in Colombia
In Colombia, Engineer's day is celebrated on August 9.
Engineer's Day in Chile
Engineer's Day in India
On His Birthday.For his contribution to engineering field he was awarded the Indian public's highest honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.[source]
Engineer's Day in Iran
Engineer's Day in Italy
In Italy, Engineer's day is celebrated on 15 June.
Engineer's Day in Mexico
Engineer's Day in Nepal
Nepali Engineers are celebrating Engineer's Day (Shrawan 3, 18 July).
Engineer's Day in the Netherlands
Dutch Engineers celebrate Engineer's Day on the third Wednesday of March (e.g. 19 March 2014).
Engineer's Day in Panama
In Panama, Engineer's day is celebrated on January 26.
Engineer's Day in Pakistan
Engineer's Day in Perú
In Perú, Engineer's day is celebrated on June 8.
Engineer's Day in Romania
Engineer's Day in Taiwan
Engineer's Day in the United States
In United States, Engineer's Day was established as June 4. However, in some regions it has recently been expanded in order to properly reflect on and appreciate the hard work involved in such a difficult and demanding vocation. In 1935 in the United States, Engineer's Day was celebrated on March 15.
Engineer's Day in Uruguay
Engineer's Day in Venezuela
In Venezuela, Engineer's day is celebrated on October 28.
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