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Engineer’s Day in India

In India, Engineers’ Day is celebrated on 15 September every year.

The day is the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya (1860–1965), an eminent Indian engineer from the (University of Pune) and statesman born in MuddenahalliKanivenarayanapura in present-dayKarnataka. He served as the chief engineer during construction of Krishna Raja Sagara on the Kaveri River near Mysore. He also built many dams in the Bombay presidency (present-day Maharashtra). The dams built by him are still functional today, a testimony to his brilliance, skill, honesty and dedication.

To commemorate the birthday of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, many annual events take place in India. National level organizations like The Instituitions of Engineers (India) ([1]) conduct meets and events on this occasion. Considering global awareness on climate change and realizing engineers’ role in economic development and environmental responsibility, IEI is dedicating the 42nd Engineer’s Day to ‘Engineering Solutions to Combat Climate Change’.[1]

Youth initiatives like “Nesting Ideas” through Why?Newton ([2]) conducts nationwide events to capture engineering stories (‘My Engineering Story’) on this occasion. This effort is made to identify upcoming technologies, business ideas, promote social entrepreneurship and touch the emotional part of engineers’ college life which everyone misses during their lifetime.

Doctor’s day in India

The Doctor’s Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961.

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