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Jaipur celebrates Engineer's Day
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 16 Sep 2014

In Jaipur, Engineer's Day was observed on September 15 in various institutions by holding special lectures and science and technology exhibitions. The day was observed in honour of Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who was born on this day in 1860.

At the campus of an engineering college at Kukus in the outskirts of Jaipur, the faculty members and students participated in a virtual conference to interact with engineers of the US. It was stressed the engineering is the need the world engineers can only change the world.

Every year, In India, 15th September is celebrated as Engineer's Day in India in Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya's memory. Visvesvaraya was the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad who also functioned as the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in the south. He is also known for his innovative design of automatic weir water floodgates to stop flooding of dams.

Similarly, at a private women university in Jaipur a function was held to remember and revisit the contribution of Visvesvaraya in the field of engineering in India. Also, at a function, students were motivated to work in the area of agricultural technology and small aircraft designing.

Scott Adams had urged engineers to keep on working on problems for better solution and said, "Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily avialable, they will create their own problems."

Engineering stimulates the mind, holds Bruce Dickinson, but at the same time cautions, "Teachers need to be more inspirational. But it's also up to engineering to make it more interesting."