Nava J Thakuria
Guwahati: On the auspicious occasion of Engineer’s Day, All Assam Engineer’s Association (AAEA) greets the engineering fraternity in particular and everyone in general as the northeast India based forum of graduate engineers believes that each individual has an engineering mind irrespective of their adopted professions.
It may be mentioned that the Engineer’s Day is observed in several countries on different dates. As the name indicates, the day is dedicated to the engineers and it is celebrated on 15 September in India (also in Sri Lanka and Tanzania). The day marks the birth anniversary of India’s finest civil engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya.
Born on 15 September 1861 at Muddenahalli village in Karnataka, Vishweshvaraya completed his graduation in civil engineering from Pune Science College. As an honour to his contributions to the field of engineering and education, the Union government in New Delhi in 1968 declared Vishweshvaraya’s birth anniversary to be observed as the Engineer’s Day.
Engineers are considered as the backbone of every nation. India continues to produce more than 1.5 million engineers every year from its over 4000 institutes and it is one of the largest producers of professional engineers across the world. Indian engineers are always recognised in different countries for their meticulous thought process and skills to solve various problems.
Need not to mention that millions of aspiring students appear in entrance examinations for getting admissions to favoured engineering colleges & universities in India, where the students are offered several streams of engineering like civil, mechanical, electrical, aeronautical, chemical, environmental, electronics, computer science, etc. The annual celebration helps the engineers to reorganize their commitment to the nation.
“We have taken the opportunity to wish for the Vishwakarma Jayanti (17 September), a day for worshiping the god of engineering,” said AAEA president Er Kailash Sarma, working president Er Nava J. Thakuria and secretary Er Inamul Hye, adding that Lord Vishwakarma, divine architect of the universe, is always adored by numerous engineers, mechanics, smiths, artisans, craftsmen, factory workers, etc.