PM Modi sends greetings on Engineer’s Day
Published: Publication date – 13:00, Thursday – 15 September 22
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sent greetings to all engineers across the country on Engineer’s Day and said the nation was blessed with a group of skilled and talented engineers who are contributing to nation building.
Prime Minister Modi also assured that the government is working to improve the infrastructure for students to pursue engineering studies.
“Greetings to all engineers on #EngineersDay. Our nation is blessed with a pool of skilled and talented engineers who are contributing to nation building. Our government is working to improve infrastructure to study the engineering, including building more engineering colleges,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
In another tweet, the Prime Minister remembered the contribution of Bharat Ratna Laureate, Dr. M. Visvesvaraya. He shared an excerpt from one of his previous Mann Ki Baat addresses where he spoke on the subject.
“On #EngineersDay, we remember the pioneering contribution of Sir M. Visvesvaraya. May he continue to inspire generations of future engineers to excel. I’m also sharing an excerpt from one of the previous #MannKiBaat programs where I spoke on this topic,” he said.
In the shared excerpt, an engineering student Bhavna Tripathi from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh had urged PM Modi to have a conversation with engineers and engineering students to encourage and motivate their self-confidence on Engineer’s Day.
Prime Minister Modi responded to his request while praising the engineers in India. He said India was a land of innovative engineering that “made the unimaginable imaginable”.
“Thousands of people and farmers benefit from the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam built by Visvesvaraya on the Cauvery River. He is remembered across the country with deep respect… Our engineers have made their mark by following in his footsteps,” Prime Minister Modi said.
He also recalled the Kutch earthquake in 2001 and emphasized the construction of houses that had been built before keeping in mind the local conditions of this region which served to keep people safe.
He said, “As we observe Engineer’s Day, we should think about our future and see what needs to be done. “Disaster management has become a big challenge today. The world is fighting hard to mitigate natural calamities. In such conditions, structural engineering and its program must be taken into account, how to make construction works environmentally friendly, how to value local materials for improved construction and how to make zero waste a priority; all this should be reflected on as we celebrate Engineer’s Day,” PM Modi said.