India observes Engineer’s Day on September 15 of each year. The celebrated engineer, prominent scholar, and statesman Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya celebrates his birth anniversary on this day. This day is devoted to honouring the accomplishments of the engineers who, in a very real sense, built every successful civilisation. India initially celebrated Engineer’s Day in 1968, and ever since then, it has been one of the most important holidays in the nation’s academic community. Particularly in India, it is noticed by the engineering groups. Engineer’s Day’s 50th anniversary was commemorated in 2018. The 161st anniversary of Sir Visvesvaraya’s birth will occur in 2022. The “Father of Indian Engineering,” Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, was born on September 15, 1861, in the Muddenahalli village of the Chikkaballapura area of the former Mysore State. He is well known for creating the Block irrigation system, a flood control mechanism, and an inventive design of automatic floodgates for dams that allowed for the safe passage of extra water without raising the level of the river overall. King George V bestowed the title of “Knight Commander of the Order of Indian Empire” upon Sir Visvesvaraya in 1915. In 1955, the Indian government gave him the “Bharat Ratna,” the nation’s highest civilian honour, in recognition of his immeasurable contributions. On April 12th, 1962, he passed away in Bangalore. To honour and recognise Sir Visvesvaraya’s tremendous contributions, this day is observed. Since 1968, India has commemorated his birthday as Engineer’s Day. This day also honours the contribution that engineers contribute to a country’s development via their tenacious efforts to improve people’s quality of life. Engineer’s Day is celebrated in India by a variety of engineering communities, societies, forums, public and private sector businesses, and engineering universities. The day typically starts with the engineers decorating the statue and portrait of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on their properties and campuses. This is followed by keynote addresses, lectures, and seminars given by notable figures in their fields that highlight the importance of Sir Visvesvaraya’s discoveries and his numerous achievements in the field of engineering. In 2020, as a new decade was beginning, the COVID 19 epidemic grabbed centre stage as the global economy crashed, forcing millions into poverty. As a result of the economic slump, some industries have been forced to shut down, while others have chosen conservative strategies including hiring freezes, salary cutbacks, and layoffs to stay afloat. Numerous people have lost their jobs as a result of the second wave of Covid-19 closing businesses, leaving them vulnerable financially. The hardest obstacle will be getting back on track and accepting the new normal as we go. Jobs that significantly rely on migrant labour and demand close contact to one another at work are anticipated to undergo greater transformation under the new normal, necessitating retraining and rehiring of our current workforce. In order to prevent attrition, poor labour market integration, and deterioration of working conditions for all employees, we, as professional engineers, must consider technical interventions to design and implement sound labour market information systems, including accurate market assessment and need anticipation. The Skill Development Ecosystem must be expanded, and our cloud-based infrastructure must be strengthened. Access to processes for skill recognition, particularly for low- and medium-skilled migrant workers, would be essential and help us develop policy suggestions for enhancing the pertinent legal and administrative frameworks. We now have a chance to develop a thoughtful plan to address this catastrophe thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. As long as there is uncertainty, it is crucial that our workforce get timely and relevant skilling, upskilling, and reskilling activities in order to provide them with the necessary skills. This will increase our population’s adaptability and resilience, enabling them to meet the difficulties provided by the current pandemic and anything that comes after.
Edu world celebrates the Engineer’s Day as an indicator of the economic growth and development. On Engineer’s Day, young engineers have the chance to consider the different issues our society and country face and decide how to focus their individual and group efforts to find the best and most efficient solutions. The Engineer’s Day celebrations have a topic that is chosen annually by Council of the Institutions. Engineer’s Day 2022 will have the subject “Reimagining the Possible 2023.”