A world and life without an engineer is just like a train without wheels. September 15th is designated as World Engineers Day. I would like to share with you some interesting scraps from the life of the great man sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. The highest of this award is ‘Bharata Ratna’ and in 1955 Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was made a ‘Bharata Ratna’, the Gem of India. He was a gem of mankind itself. He is a Genius
The Block System which he invented, the automatic doors which he devised to stop wasteful overflow of water, the water supply and drainage system which he planned for the city of Aden – these won high praise from engineers all over the world. His memory was an amazing as genius.
Sir M. Visvesvaraya was a very very great engineer in India and also the first engineer. The dams built by him are still functional even today, a testimony to his brilliance, skill, honesty and dedication. So 15th of September 2016, Engineers Day, is quite a remarkable tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvarayya. Engineering is not merely to know and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia, engineering is not merely analysis, engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change.
Engineers operate at the interface between science and society. Now lakhs of Engineering graduates coming out every year from various parts of the country.Computer Science is the driving force behind all modern improvements in quality of life. Manufacturing has consistently become safe, cheaper, and more efficient since the advent of automation. And we all have benefited from the abundance we experience today.
By helping non-CS individuals learn the trade (and industry best practices!) we will enable them to apply those skills to their own, specialized fields to make unique societal contributions.
We could try to focus our individual efforts on one specific "moral" field like medicine or renewable energy, and that may satisfy us, but the best way I think we could improve the world is to enable others to do so in exotic fields we may know nothing about.
On the other hand, no matter if we are working for an incredible destructive oil company or a carbon-neutral, battered women's shelter, our work will have a positive impact on people's lives -- and consequently the world -- by reducing energy and material consumption, time, cost, and effort while improving safety, accuracy, and reliability.
I would say no matter what our goals may be for making our contributions to this world, be sure that we are pursuing them in a productive field we are passionate about. We are proud to be an Engineer. On this, I am wishing a very happy Engineers Day to all.