On the Eve of Engineers Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to extend his tribute along with several other noted politicians. Engineers Day is celebrated in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania in memory of the country's engineering stalwarts. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on birth anniversary which falls on September 15.
Here is the Prime Minister's tweet on the occasion of Engineer's day
Engineers are synonymous with diligence and determination. Human progress would be incomplete without their innovative zeal. Greetings on #EngineersDay and best wishes to all hardworking engineers. Tributes to the exemplary engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 15, 2019
Minister of Railway and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal also took to twitter to extend his tribute to the legendary engineer
Tributes to one of India’s foremost engineers Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary. His contribution is a great source of inspiration for all.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 15, 2019
Also, greetings to all the hardworking engineers on #EngineersDay. Your role in nation building is indispensable. pic.twitter.com/z1WkcK3DV7
Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant also took to Twitter to pay his tribute to Visvesvaraya
My sincere tributes to Bharat Ratna Shri Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya ji on his birth anniversary. On this #EngineersDay, I extend my greetings and best wishes to all Engineers who play a vital role in nation building. pic.twitter.com/xgCt0BUEXx— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) September 15, 2019
The BJP's official handle shared a poster of the iconic Civil Engineer and captioned it as a tribute to the engineering father of the nation. The Tweet highlighted that he was a Bharat Ratna recipient and the tribute was a humble way to remember the legend.
Visvesvaraya was the 19th Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1919. He was the Chief Engineer responsible for the construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in North-West suburb of Mysuru city and chief engineer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad. Due to his outstanding contribution to nation-building and increase infrastructure capability in India. The government conferred 'Bharat Ratna' on him in 1955.