Engineer’s Day
Engineer’s Day

September 15 is celebrated every year in India as Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861-1962).

Engineer Par Excellence

Internationally recognised for his genius in harnessing water resources, he was responsible for successful design and construction of several river dams, bridges and implementing irrigation and drinking water schemes all over India.

In remembrance of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the most outstanding Engineer of all times, the Engineering fraternity of India celebrates “Engineer’s Day” every year on 15th of September. It was this day 147 years ago that this great contributor to growth and engineering was born. Every year the celebration of the Engineer’s Day revolves around a central theme that is notified to all states and local centers.
He is known to be the greatest engineers of all times, who with his vision and dedication in the field of engineering made some exceptional contributions to India. Owing to his contribution he was honored with the highest state award of India, the “The Bharat Ratna”, in the year 1955.
As an Engineer par excellence:


He was the chief engineer during the construction of Krishna sager dam on the Cauvery River.

Many dams built by him in Bombay are still functional even till today.

The Sri Jayachamaraja Polytechnic Institute of Bangalore was started on the recommendation of Sir Visvesvaraya.

The Block System was invented by him, which was a system of automated doors that closed in the conditions of overflow.
Krishnarajasagara Dam built by his help, is still praised by everybody witnessing it.
Mysore University, which is a matter of great proud for the people of Mysore, was established because of his will and conviction.
As a Person:
What was achieved by Sir Visvesvaraya, was not as easy as it seemed, as it required strict discipline from his side.
Punctuality: He was very famous for his punctuality, it’s said He was never late even by a minute and expected his people also to realize the importance of time.
Perfect Clothing: Every person having met Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, proudly remembers his neat and fine clothing.
Perfectionist: There are many examples to show that even a little task that he took up, was always completed to perfection. Even if it was to deliver a speech, he would think in advance, write and rehearse it number of times.
Fitness: Even at the age of 92, he was never dependent on comforts; he would not only walk by himself, but, take full participation in all proceedings.
Dedication to work: Nothing was able to deter Sir, from his commitment to good work; his work was his worship.
Courageous: Many of the projects completed by him that India stands proud of today, would not have existed if it was not his will and conviction.
Fearless Patriot: When it came to India, even high perks given to Sir by the British Government were not enough for him; he opposed everything and anything that was against the favor of his nation.


Hope Quotes & Life

Hope Quotes & Life
“Where there is hope, there is life, where there is life, there is possibility. And where there is possibility, change can occur.” — Jesse Jackson
“Keep hope alive!” — Jesse Jackson
“Hope is a song in a weary heart.” — Pauli Murray
“Our lives, hopes, and dreams depend on our ability to be heard.” — James Bernard
“Hope is the dream of the waking man.” — Aristotle
“The miserable have no other medicine. But only hope.” — Wiliam Shakespeare
“Hope: disappointment deferred.” — Anonymous
“Second marriage: The triumph of hope over experience.” — Samuel Johnson
“Where there is life, there is hope.” — The Talmud
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Hope is the belief, more or less strong, that joy will come.” — Syndney Smith
“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” — Vaclav Havel
“When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.” — Anne Lamott
“Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” — Tertullian
“In times of trouble avert not thy face from hope, for the soft marrow abideth in the hard bone.” — Hafiz
“Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating.” — Honore de Balzac
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” — Martin Luther
“It is, above all, by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.” — Ursula K. Le Guin
“Hope is the positive mode of awaiting the future.” — Emil Brunner
“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.” — John F. Kennedy
“Between Hope and Fear, Love makes her home.” — Ramon Lully
“Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” — Elie Wiesel
“True hope is swift and flies with swallow’s wings; Kings it makes Gods, and meaner creatures Kings.” — William Shakespeare
“If you feel positive, you have a sense of hope. If you have hope, you can have courage.” — Kathrine Switzer
“Hope is like a road in the country; there never was a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” — Lin Yutang

മീനം ൧൭`17`തിരുവാതിര3.38-നവമി18.59

2012 March 31 Saturday 1187 Meenam 17 Star Thiruvathira3.38 and Punartham – Navami 18.59 & Dashami


ഓം ഗം ഗണപതയേ നമ:

Meena Masam or Meenam Month is the 8th month in a traditional Kerala Malayalam calendar.
Meena Masam usually falls from Mid March to mid April every year.
In 2012, Meenam month or Meena masam is from 14th/15th March 2012 to 13th April 2012.

Meenam (Kollavarsham 1187) coincides with Panguni month in Tamil Calendar, and Phalguna and Chaitra month in other traditional Indian calendars.

Similar to Kumbha Masam, Meenam is also the month of festivals in Kerala. Numerous Hindu Temples in Kerala, especially Lord Krishna temples celebrate the annual festival in the month of Meenam. Other auspicious days which fall in the month include Ranga Panchami, Meena Bharani, Sri Rama Navami, Kodungallur Meena Bharani, Ambalapuzha Arattu, and Veda Vyasa Jayanti.


Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in Meenam 2012 (Kolla Varsham 1187)

In March

14th March 2012 – Guruvayur Arattu – 1st Meenam 1187

15th March – Kollur Mookambika Temple Ratholsavam – 2nd Meenam 1187

17th March – Arattu at Cherpulassery Ayyappan Kavu Temple Palakkad – 4th Meenam 1187

18th March – Ekadasi, Ambalapuzha Temple Arattu Festival – 5th Meenam 1187

19th March – Niramala at Kuyiloor Vettakkorumakan Temple Kerala – 6th Meenam 1187

22nd March – Amavasi – 9th Meenam 1187

23rd March – Thirunakkara Temple Arattu Festival – 10th Meenam 1187

26th March – Kodungallur Meena Bharani, Sarkara Devi Temple Arattu – 13rd Meenam 1187

27th March – Sabarimala Temple Festival begins – 14th Meenam 1187

In April

1st April 2012 – Sri Ram Navami, Kannur Sundareswara Temple Festival – 19th Meenam 1187

3rd April – Karikkakom Pongala, Ekadashi Fasting – 21st Meenam 1187

4th April – Pradosham, Mahavira Jayanti, Pazhanchira Pongala – 22nd Meenam 1187

5th April – Panguni Uthiram, Sabarimala Arattu – 23rd Meenam 1187

6th April – Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Arattu – 24th Meenam 1187

8th April – Kannur Sundareswara Temple Arattu – 26th Meenam 1187

10th April – Varaha Avatara Vratham – 28th Meenam 1187

Meda Masam or Medam month is the next month in Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. The previous month was Kumbham or Kumba Masam.