Engineer's Day

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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.

Engineer's Day is observed in several countries.

Engineer's Day in Argentina[edit]

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 Australia[edit]

In Australia, Engineer's week is celebrated from 4 to 10 August in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Bahrain[edit]

In the kingdom of Bahrain, Engineer's day is celebrated on July 1st.

Engineer's Day in Belgium[edit]

In Belgium, Engineer's day is celebrated on March 20.[1]

Engineer's Day in Bolivia[edit]

In Bolivia, Engineer's day is celebrated on October 6.

Engineer's Day in Brazil[edit]

In Brazil, Engineer's day is celebrated on December 11 in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Bulgaria[edit]

In Bulgaria, Engineer's week is celebrated from 17 to 23 February in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Canada[edit]

In Canada, Engineer's month is celebrated in March in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Chile[edit]

In Chile, Engineer's day is celebrated on May 14.[2]

Engineer's Day in Colombia[edit]

In Colombia, Engineer's day is celebrated on August 17.

Engineer's Day in Costa Rica[edit]

In Costa Rica, Engineer's day is celebrated on July 20 which corresponds to the date of Panamerican engineer's day.

Engineer's Day in Dominican Republic[edit]

In Dominican Republic, Engineer's day is celebrated on August 14 in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Ecuador[edit]

In Ecuador, Engineer's day is celebrated on June 29.

Engineer's Day in Egypt[edit]

In Egypt, Engineer's days are celebrated on September 21-22 in 2014.[3]

Engineer's Day in France[edit]

In France, Engineer's day is celebrated on April 3 in 2014.[4]==

Engineer's Day in Honduras[edit]

In Honduras, Engineer's day is celebrated on July 16.[5]

Engineer's Day in India[edit]

In India, Engineer's day is celebrated on September 15. This day is celebrated in the honor of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya(1861-1962).

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[edit]

In Iran Engineer's day refers to 24 February every year. This day is celebrated to respect Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Iranian great scientist.[6] مصادف با 5 اسفند - تولد خواجه نصیر طوسی پدر علوم مهندس

Engineer's Day in Ireland[edit]

In Ireland, Engineer's week is celebrated from 9 to 15 February in 2014. [7]

Engineer's Day in Italy[edit]

In Italy, Engineer's day is celebrated on 15 June.

Engineer's Day in Korea[edit]

In Korea, Engineer's day is celebrated on March 30 in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Luxembourg[edit]

In Luxembourg, Engineer's day is celebrated on February 8 in 2014.[8]

Engineer's Day in Malaysia[edit]

In Malaysia, Engineer's week is celebrated from 7 to 15 September in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Mauritius[edit]

In Mauritius, Engineer's day is celebrated on September 13.[9]

Engineer's Day in Mexico[edit]

In Mexico, Engineer's day is celebrated on July 1.[10]

Engineer's Day in Nepal[edit]

Nepali Engineers are celebrating Engineer's Day (Shrawan 3, 18 July).

Engineer's Day in the Netherlands[edit]

Dutch Engineers celebrate Engineer's Day on the third Wednesday of March (e.g. 19 March 2014).[11]

Engineer's Day in Pakistan[edit]

In Pakistan, Engineer's day is celebrated on 10 January, When Pakistan Engineering Council came into being for the regulation of engineering profession and education in Pakistan.[12]

Engineer's Day in Panama[edit]

In Panama, Engineer's day is celebrated on January 26.

Engineer's Day in Perú[edit]

In Perú, Engineer's day is celebrated on June 8.

Engineer's Day in Poland[edit]

In Poland, Power Engineer's day is celebrated on August 14 in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Portugal[edit]

In Portugal, Engineer's day is celebrated on November 23 in 2014. [13]

Engineer's Day in Puerto Rico[edit]

In Puerto Rico, Engineer’s & Geometer’s week is celebrated from 13 to 19 May in 2014. [14]

Engineer's Day in Romania[edit]

In Romania, Engineer's day is celebrated on September 14.[15]

Engineer's Day in Russia[edit]

In Russia, Power Engineer’s day is celebrated on December 20.

Engineer's Day in Singapore[edit]

In Singapore, Engineer's days are celebrated on October 23 and 24 in 2014.[16]

Engineer's Day in Slovakia[edit]

In Slovakia, Engineer's day is celebrated on March 16 in 2014.[17]

Engineer's Day in Slovenia[edit]

In Slovenia, Engineer's day is celebrated in September.

Engineer's Day in Spain[edit]

In Spain, Engineer's day is celebrated on March 19.

Engineer's Day in Taiwan[edit]

In Taiwan, Engineer's day is celebrated on June 6.[18]

Engineer's Day in Tanzania[edit]

In Tanzania, Engineer's days are celebrated on September 5-6 in 2014.[19]

Engineer's Day in Tunisia[edit]

In Tunisia, Engineer's day is celebrated on October 26.[20]

Engineer's Day in the United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, Engineer's week is celebrated from 14 to 23 March in 2014. [21]

Engineer's Day in the United States of America[edit]

In the United States of America, Engineer's day is celebrated from 16 to 22 February in 2014.

Engineer's Day in Uruguay[edit]

In Uruguay, Engineer's day is celebrated on October 12.[22]

Engineer's Day in Venezuela[edit]

In Venezuela, Engineer's day is celebrated on October 28.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.ingenieros.cl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=345&Itemid=251
  3. ^ http://www.eed.eg/
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  5. ^ http://www.cuandopasa.com/index.php?v=v31787i
  6. ^ http://calendar.ut.ac.ir
  7. ^ http://www.engineersireland.ie/Communications/Press-Archive/Engineers-Ireland-calls-on-industry-to-get-involve.aspx
  8. ^ http://www.ali.lu/journeedelingenieur
  9. ^ http://www.iemauritius.com/news.php?readmore=48
  10. ^ http://www.cicm.org.mx/institu.php
  11. ^ http://www.dagvandeingenieur.nl/
  12. ^ http://www.pec.org.pk/pechistory.aspx
  13. ^ http://www.ordemengenheiros.pt/pt/atualidade/noticias/dia-nacional-do-engenheiro-2013-1/
  14. ^ http://aldia.microjuris.com/2013/04/28/el-colegio-de-ingenieros-y-agrimensores-de-puerto-rico-celebra-sus-75-anos/
  15. ^ http://www.inginerul.ro/ziua-inginerului/
  16. ^ http://www.ies.org.sg/pageview.php?page_id=36
  17. ^ https://www.prezident.sk/?engineers-day-engineers-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow
  18. ^ http://www.rical.net/blog/article-1118025939.html
  19. ^ http://www.erb.go.tz/index.php/using-joomla/extensions/components/content-component/archived-articles/2013?view=archive&month=6
  20. ^ http://www.pros-event.com/?event=journee-nationale-de-lingenieur
  21. ^ http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/national-science-engineering-week
  22. ^ http://www.aiu.org.uy/institucional/dia-del-ingeniero-69?es

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