Damyanti Hingorani Gupta is the first female engineer to be hired by Ford Motor Company in the USA. Damyanti Gupta was raised by progressive parents who believed in education. Gupta attended an engineering college in India before moving to the US. She also met her husband Subhash Gupta at Ford.
In 1967 Indian Engineer Damyanti Hingorani Became The First Degreed Female Engineer to Be Hired by Ford Motor Company In Detroit , USA— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) September 15, 2019
Damyanti Gupta Did Her Engineering From India #EngineersDay pic.twitter.com/nhuhVDRTR1
Doctor Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and medical reporter, speaks of his mother often. He fondly calls her as the 'woman who changed his life' on his blogs. Speaking of Damyanti's struggles, Doctor Gupta states that her mother was an immigrant who was the product of the India-Pakistan partition. After coming across a biography of Henry Ford at the age of 19, Damyanti started paving the way for her position in the Ford Motor Company.
On the occasion of Engineers Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to extend his tribute. Several noted politicians in an effort to remember the country's engineering stalwarts took to Twitter to express their gratitude. Engineer's Day is celebrated in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. India celebrates it on September 15 to show respect for the late M Visvesvaraya, who built the Krishna Raja Sagara dam of Mysuru city.
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
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
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