MESSAGE FROM THE HON. CHAIRMAN
15 September 2022 is celebrated in India as Engineer's Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, more commonly known as Sir MV who was born on 15 September 1860. Now, why should the birth anniversary of Sir MV who died on – 14 April 1962 hold so much significance? That is a beautiful story that needs to be told.
Being part of such grand Celebration for the year 2022 gives me sense of great pride and privilege, as I write this message from my desk at the Qatar Chapter Doha . As the country of Qatar has very well progressed in the last decade as one of the foremost and fastest developing countries in the world, especially welcoming of 2022 FIFA World Cup at door step with countdown started.
The Qatar Chapter of IEI is indeed happy to conduct 55th Engineers Day on 30th September 2022 at Giwani Hall, Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Qatar and publish the technical souvenir on the 55th Engineer’s Day to mark the birthday of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya.
Sir M Visvesvaraya was an Indian civil engineer and statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, serving from 1912 to 1919. The Indian government honoured him with the country's highest civilian award - the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. That was of course, in Independent India. But in pre-Independence India when the British Raj was on, Sir MV was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his contributions to the public good. Therefore, for the huge contribution he made to the respective nations' assets and growth, three countries - India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania - celebrate his birthday as Engineers' Day.
I whole heartedly commend all the enthusiastic dynamic & dedicated Fellow Members of all the past and present Executive Committees, who have made a name in the engineering fraternity for their selfless services in uplifting the status of Engineer & Engineering profession in Qatar. But the task is growing more and more complex, with ever expanding technological development and advancement of Smart Engineering field and applications in all spectrum of life.
The theme chosen for this year’s commemoration is “Smart Engineering for a Better World” by IEI Head Quarters in India. I have profound optimism that discussions on the Engineers’ Day Theme will emerge in to exciting ideas, developments and opportunities for the young Engineers in the coming years.Engineers Day belongs to the Engineering community and all Engineers in India shall feel proud to be associated with this highly important and noble profession.
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to our well-wishers and sponsors for their guidance and support which has enabled the Qatar Chapter to function as a truly professional body in Qatar. I also take this opportunity to congratulate all fellow Engineers on the occasion of the 55th Engineers’ Day and wish them a grand success.
Er.Salihudeen. BTech, FIE MBA
The Institution of Engineers (India)-Qatar Chapter