The entire nation today celebrates Engineers’ Day to mark the Birth Anniversary of the renowned Indian engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Viseswaraya.
Civil Engineer and Statesman, Viseswaraya is popularly known as Sir M.V. He was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in the north west suburb of Mysuru city.
Mokshagundam played crucial role in important constructions and projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, two Telugu states.
He used his expertise to solve the erosion problem of Visakhapatnam Port from sea water and also designed flood protection system for Hyderabad, which brought laurels.
Several engineering institutions, organizations and educational institutions celebrate the day by organizing meetings and competitions for students.