National Engineers Day is celebrated every year on 15th September in India. The day is celebrated to recognize the contribution of engineers in the development of the nation. The day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya, who is considered one of the greatest engineers of India. Joining India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania also celebrate Engineers Day on 15th September 2022 in honor of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya.
In 1968, the Government of India announced that the birth anniversary of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya would be marked as National Engineering Day. A great scholar and statesman, he was born on 15th September 1860, and grew up in a Telugu Brahmin family. He was the Diwan of Mysore from year 1912 to 1919 & served as a civil engineer.
Engineering Day 2022 is the 55th National Engineering Day which is being celebrated. The day is celebrated to honor and celebrate the contribution of Visvesvaraya as well as to recognize the contribution of engineers to our society. It also aims to encourage the young engineers of the country so that they can be encouraged to achieve greatness even further.