“15 September Engineer’s Day ”
Nation celebrates Engineer’s Day on September 15 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
BORN — 15 September 1860
Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapura, Kingdom of Mysore (now Karnataka, India)
DIED — 14 April 1962 (aged 101)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality — Indian
EDUCATION — Central College, Bangalore
College of Engineering, Pune
University of Madras
University of Bombay
PROFESSION — Civil engineer and statesman
AWARDS — Bharat Ratna (1955)
contributions of Sir M.Visvesvaraya
Sir M V was the architect of the Great Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysuru.He designed a flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad by Mussi River.
Hybrid variety of seeds: He was a great force behind developing varieties of Wheat and Rice, which were capable of sustaining variable temperatures, diseases and also gave high yield for the farmers.
Food security: India was highly dependent on foreign imports of food grains to be supplied for the population. The green revolution, headed by Dr Swaminathan, was successful in making India a food grain sufficient economy.