Sir M Visvesvaraya Birth Anniversary: Google Doodle honours Father of Indian Engineering
On Saturday, Google paid tribute to engineering legend Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who was honoured on his 157th birthday with a Doodle. To commemorate his birth day, Indians celebrate Engineers’ Day on Sep fifteen, a tribute to the bharat Ratna.
Google on Saturday dedicated its doodle to Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, an Indian engineer, dam builder, and scholar, on his 157th birthday. Born on Sep fifteen, 1861, Visvesvaraya’s birthday is well known across the country as Engineers Day. A recipient of the distinguished bharat Ratna, his contributions area unit Brobdingnagian in nation-building.
Visvesvaraya served as the nineteenth Diwan of Mysore and was given with the title of Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his smart works within the property right. He had another title to his fame — Father of modern Mysore State (presently Karnataka).
His 2 most notable works as a chief engineer were — the development of the krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya district of Karnataka and flood protection system for Hyderabad in Telangana (today). The dam marked the most important reservoir in Asia when it had been created.
Recently, VP Naidu had talked regarding history remembering figures like M Visveraraya, Phule, Naryana Guru and Kabir rather than the British rulers who ransacked the state and our mind.
M Visvevaraya, was a pioneer in his field attributable for inventing the Block System for dams – the automatic doors what shut throughout an overflow. India’s legendary dam builder was born on Sep fifteen, 1861 in Muddenahalli close to Chikkaballapur and went on to become one among India’s greatest engineers. he’s thought of among the foremost nation-builders, making marvels upon that fashionable india was designed.
PM Modi has conjointly paid tribute to him in his Mann Ki Baat speech “lakhs of farmers and common individuals continue to benefit from the krishna raj Sagar Dam engineered by him”. In fact, to some he was higher called the author of the 1934 book A Planned Economy for india, which might build him the daddy of the planning Commission in addition.
A host of politicians and leaders paid tribute to him on his birth day.
PM Modi wrote: On #EngineersDay,” I congratulate our hardworking engineers and appreciate their dexterityas well as dedication. Their role in nation building is very vital. I conjointly pay tributes to the noted engineer, Shri M Visvesvaraya, on his birth day.”
Union Minister Piyush Goyal conjointly paid tribute calling him an ‘inspiration for engineers, who play a important role in building and developing the nation’.
Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu wrote: “Remembering the great Indian engineer, scholar and political leaderSri M. Visvesvaraya on his birth day. Saluting our engineers for his or her innovations and efforts to createthe nation on this day that is well known as #EngineersDay across the country.”
He was a key member in chalking out the planning for the construction from Tirumala to Tirupati. Visvesvaraya wanted Kannada and he established the Kannada Parishat for the betterment of Kannada. he’s conjointly famed to possess designed the Jayanagar area in south Bangalore.
The great engineer breathed his last on April twelve, 1962, at the age of one hundred and one.