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Celebrating Engineers’ Day

Celebrating Engineers’ Day

Glowing tributes to the greatest Indian engineer Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya marked the Engineers Day celebrations. Dr. Arati Founder, Vibhu Academy addressed the gathering and highlighted the contributions of M. Visvesvaraya. She talked about his humility and nobility and his pioneering work as an engineer, architect, intellectual and Diwan of Mysore State. Dr. Arati narrated the story of his early life in poverty when his mother asked him to promise to get drinking water to their village. As a child, he had to walk to nearby town of Chikkaballapura to attend the school and studied under street lights. After schooling, he pursued engineering at Pune. Following his exemplary work in project on Sindhu river he was invited to Hyderabad to lead the project on Musa river. He was known for his openness to learning and accepting knowledge from everywhere. He worked as chairman of planning commission of India for a brief period, and took up the position of Diwan of Mysore State on the invitation of the then king of Mysore. In a span of 6 yrs, he started 6500 schools, HAL and Bhadrawati steel plant. He started the SJR Polytechnic at Bangalore for skill development in students. He started the Century Club for building business networks, Karnataka Soaps and Detergents, UVCE and public library. He was the first president of Karnataka Sahitya Parishat. He was the visionary behind University of agricultural sciences, at Bangalore. Dr. Arati concluded by saying, “Sir M. Visvesvaraya’s contributions and works are countless and his selfless service remains an inspiration to every citizen of India.” The event was held on Sep 16, 2019 with fifth Celebrity and Celebrations meet of Board for IT Education Standards. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Chairman, BITES was present on the occasion.
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  • September 25, 2019
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