Indian Engineers Forum(IEF)-Dammam Chapter celebrates 48th Engineers day. Every year Engineers celebrate the event on 15th September. In an event organized by the Dammam chapter the President Eng. Shuja Mohammed Sheriff highlighted the significance of celebrating the event and said that ” September 15 is celebrated every year in India as Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (1861-1962), an eminent Indian engineer and statesman was born in a remote village of Karnataka, the State that is incidentally now the Hitech State of the country. Due to his outstanding contribution to the society, Government of India conferred “Bharat Ratna” on this legend in the year 1955.
Eng Shuja recalled the valuable services rendered by Sir M Visvesvaraya for the benefit of the humanity and said that Every year in India and by Indians outside India celebrate Engineer’s Day. He updated the theme of the year for Engineers in India is “Engineering challenges for Knowledge Era” which is set by National Council of the Institution and deliberated at its various State/Local Centers to educate the engineering fraternity. He further said that tremendous developments are taking place in science, technology and engineering world over and the knowledge has become the new currency of national economics. Engineers have a pre-eminent role in the knowledge economy. Sir M Visvesvaraya left the legacy behind to be followed by the thousands of Engineers
Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, KCIE was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1919. He was a recipient of the Indian Republic’s highest honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was knighted as a Commander of the Indian Empire by King George V for his myriad contributions to the public good. Every year, 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India in his memory. He is held in high regard as the first and pre-eminent engineer of India. He was the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad, , as well as the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore which created the largest reservoir in Asia at that time.
Sir M.V. was honored with honorary membership of the international Institution of Civil Engineers (based in London) and a fellowship of the Indian Institute of Science (based in Bangalore). He was awarded several honorary doctoral degrees like D.Sc., LL.D., D.Litt. from eight universities in India. He was president of the 1923 Session of the Indian Science Congress. Sir M.V. was awarded honorary Membership of London Institution of Civil Engineers for an unbroken 50 years.
Chief Guest Mr Abdus Salam Chairman Managing Committee International school applauded Indian Engineers Forum in his speech and said that such platforms are need of the hour for professional development and advised Engineers if one wants to excel in life and be progressive he must never stop learning and keep updated with the latest technological developments.
Engineer M Z Nadeem IEF VP Public relations enlightened the Engineers with the activities of IEF since its inception and invited Engineers to be part of the team and gain learning experience. Eng. Feroze Sualiman VP Membership was master of ceremony and has asked fellow Engineers to join hands and reinforce the platform and get the benefit of trainings, workshops, seminars and other activities of IEF. Eng. Javed Farooq VP Events proposed vote of thanks.
The event was attended by other office bearers, other prominent Engineers from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Utter Pradesh, Telangana, Kashmir etc.
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