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Engineers Day, Happy Engineers Day, Engineers Day Sept. 15 - Dr.M.VISVESVARAYA

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Happy Engineers Day - 147th birthday in 2008

Engineers Day Awards on Sept. 15

Engineers’ Day Awards will be given away on September 15 at the Institution of Engineers (India) on the occasion of Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesarayya’s

15 Sept - Engineers Day - Dr.M.VISVESVARAYA

Today happens to be the 147th birthday of one of the great sons of India. September 15th is designated as Engineers Day. I would like to share with you some interesting snippets from the life of the great man.

Dr.M.VISVESVARAYA - Bharata Ratna (The Gem of India)

Any state should be lucky to have a minister of Visvesvaraya's ability. Would any salary be too high for such a genius? The Maharaja's secretary suggested to the Maharaja that MV's salary should be raised; he had not consulted MV. Visvesvaraya came to know about it. He wrote to the Maharaja saying that he did not want a rise.

For sometime, when the Bhadravati Factory was in trouble, he worked as the Chairman. At that time, the Government had not decided the salary. It took some years to do so; the Government owed him more than a hundred thousand rupees. But he did not touch a rupee even. He told the Government, "Start an institute where boys can learn some profession."

He once said:
"Remember, your work may be only to sweep a railway crossing, but it is
your duty to keep it so clean that no other crossing in the world is as
clean as yours."

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