Indian Culture


Guwahati: On the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti (which falls on the 17th of September), a northeast India-based engineers’ forum greets everyone, commenting that each individual has an engineering mind irrespective of their adopted professions. Lord Vishwakarma is considered as Swayambhu and divine engineer of the world, commented All Assam Engineer’s Association (AAEA).

Son of Lord Brahma, Vishwakarma is also known as the draftsman of the whole universe and also the official builder of all the godly palaces mentioned in Hindu mythology. Worshiping the god of engineers, each and every mechanic, smith, craftsman, artisan, factory worker, industrial employee, etc pray for a safe working condition, relentless success and a better future for every human being.

Earlier, on Engineers Day (15 September), AAEA hailed the engineering fraternity in particular. The auspicious day is observed in several countries on different dates. As the name indicates, the day is dedicated to the engineers and it marks the birth anniversary of the 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 honor 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 Engineers Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid homage to Diwan of Mysore, Vishweshvaraya while greeting the engineers across the world saying that no words are enough to thank the engineers for their pivotal role in making the planet better and technologically advanced. Union home minister Amit Shah along with various eminent personalities across the country also joined the chorus.

Engineers are considered 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 recognized in different countries for their meticulous thought process and skills to solve various problems, said AAEA president Er Kailash Sarma and secretary Er Inamul Hye.

No need to mention that millions of aspiring students appear in entrance examinations to get admissions to favored 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.