Engineer’s Day 2022: Engineers are seen to be the pillars of our society, working hard day and night to provide us with the best infrastructure. On average, India produces more than 15,00,000 engineers. Thus, on this Engineer’s Day, let’s congratulate, thank, and respect the engineer’s throughout the country who have shown exceptional outcomes and are working tirelessly to provide us with the best. This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of engineers in our lives and to demonstrate our appreciation for them by honoring one of their most nuanced representations.
Our country celebrates National Engineer’s Day on the 15th of September each year in memory of India’s engineering icon M. Visvesvaraya. A highly disciplined engineer, he was known for his sincerity, time management, hard work, and devotion. He was a civil engineer and his work involved everything from building roadways, to dams and anti-flood systems. He never stopped learning and was sent to different countries across the globe where he studied various engineering practices. He was also awarded the Bharat Ratna for his special skills.
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History of Engineer’s Day
M Visvesvaraya is seen to be one of the best engineers the world has ever seen. As a tribute to this great engineer, it was decided that every year his birth anniversary will be observed as National Engineer’s Day. It was then that 15 September was celebrated as National Engineer’s Day. This day is dedicated to all the engineers across the country and honors them for all that they have produced. Apart from India, 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
Engineer’s Day 2022 Theme
The theme for Engineers Day 2022 has not been announced yet. However, in 2021 Engineers Day theme was “Engineering for A Healthy Planet- Celebrating the UNESCO Engineering Report.” Through this theme, we are provided with a picture of the engineering innovations that are shaping our world, especially the latest emerging technologies which are important for addressing the challenges facing humankind and the planet.
Engineer’s Day Significance
India is seen to be having the second largest number of engineers in the world which names the country of engineers. Engineering contributes a large part to the Indian economy and plays a crucial role in India’s overall development.
This day reminds all the engineers of the country to make Sir M Visvesvaraya their role models in achieving their goals and contributing to the country’s overall development.
India has also been doing well in the IT industry, which has been growing at a fast pace with the help of all the efforts of the great software engineers of our country. Various other forms of engineering like mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, computer, etc., also contribute to India’s overall growth.
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Interesting Ideas to Celebrate Engineer’s Day
- Speech competition or Debate competition
- Essay writing competition
- General get-together and felicitation of achievers
- Gaming contests
- An Exhibition for young students with various contests and presentations which will help them know all about Engineering & its various fields
Engineer’s Day Famous Quotes
- At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession – Queen Elizabeth II
- This job is a great scientific adventure. But it’s also a great human adventure – Fabiola Gianotti
- Software is a great combination of artistry and engineering- Bill Gates
In a nutshell, Engineers are responsible for the bright future of our country. We at Aakash, wish all engineers a very special National Engineer’s Day. We hope you continue to work and help our country reach an excellent level. On this day, it is important to remember, that engineering is not an educational qualification that students have to choose as a stream, rather it
is a diverse field. It is a way of thinking and how to use your thinking and implement it creatively.
Frequently Asked Questions about Engineer’s Day
1. What is the importance of Engineer's day?
India observes Engineer's Day on 15 September every year to pay tribute to Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who is considered one of the greatest civil engineers in the country.
2. Who started Engineer's day?
Sir M Visvesvaraya, was a famous civil engineer who oversaw the construction of several architectural marvels as chief engineer. It was in his remembrance that in 1968, the Indian government declared Sir M Visvesvaraya's birth anniversary as Engineers’ Day.
3. Who was the first engineer of India?
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was the first engineer of India. His birth anniversary on 15 September is celebrated as Engineer's Day in India every year. He received the Bharat Ratna Award for his excellent skills and had set up schools & several engineering institutions across the country.
4. What are the sought-after engineering fields in India?
There are various engineering fields that students can opt for. Some of them are:
1. Civil Engineering
2. Chemical Engineering
3. Mechanical Engineering
4. Electrical Engineering
5. Industrial Engineering