Emiratis join ex-pats in honouring ‘greatest Indian engineer’

Abu Dhabi: Emirati & Indian ex-pats & engineers within the UAE had come together in a virtual event to pay tribute to M. Vishweshvaraya, the ‘biggest Indian engineer‘, the media recorded on Thu..

His own birthday, Sep 15, is celebrated each yr. as Engineers’ Day in India(In).

The webinar has been organised by Science India(In) Forum-UAE, & amongst the speakers has been Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, president of the University of Dubai(AE-DU), records the Khaleej Times.

Sir Vishweshvaraya lived for nearly 102 yrs.. He moved far away 4 mos before I went to Bombay when I has been 7 yrs. old in Aug 1962. He’d contributed a lot to India(In) & the engineering(engr.) globe.

“He’d a quite great sense of utilizing engineering(engr.) for the benefit of the whole community,” Bastaki stated, hailing him as the ‘dad of engineering(engr.)‘ in India(In).

Aman Puri, Consul-Gen. of India(In) in Dubai(AE-DU), underlined that Vishweshvaraya has been a key figure within the development (devt) of rural India(In) & the Indian engineering(engr.) sector as a whole.

“A nice son of the soil, he has been the chief architect behind the building of the nice Krishna Raja Sagar dam – a work (5) instrumental in converting barren lands into fertile grounds for farming. Words fall short to describe his own passion for the nation,” he added further.