Official web site of Government of India: Vigyan Prasar. So with his parents consent and blessing he set out to Bangalore in order to go in for higher education when he was around fifteen years old. A civilised nation is distinguished from an uncivilised one by the extent of its acquired intelligence and skill. Science, Technology, Imperialism and War. But far mightier and far more magnificent was the matchless Dreamer, Doer and leader who paved the way to modern India.
He got off the car and started walking briskly much to the amazement of the rest. In September 28, 1908, the river Musi had flooded the streets of the city after torrential rainfall due to a cloudburst. But really only one man works. Quite often he had to make speeches. He was instrumental in developing a system to protect port from sea erosion.
In those days the Governors were very powerful. Every university in India sought him out to confer honoris causa. How did Visvesvaraya use his genius and his extraordinary memory? He gave the teacher ten rupees and asked him to distribute sweets to the children. He was known for sincerity, time management, and dedication to a cause. Visvesvaraya, himself a student at that time, became their tutor.
He was Doctor Sri M. He also made arrangements for the government to give scholarships to intelligent students to go to foreign countries for studies. The Hindu 15 September 2010. The Governor said that the resolution should not be discussed. He was instrumental in charting out the plan for road construction between and. He prepared an ingenious plan, which amazed the other famous engineers.
Visvesvaraya achieved celebrity status when he designed a flood protection system for city of. It was always so with the gentleman — anything he undertook he did systematically and very well. In 1912 when he was 51, the Maharaja of Mysore chose Visvesvaraya as his Dewan or his chief minister. He told them that he would take up the offer on one condition: that they the relatives should not come and ask him to use his position as Dewan to help them get their personal work done. The very next year all the Europeans and Indians were given chairs. Visvesvaraya's father, Srinivasa Sastry was a great Sanskrit scholar of those days.
The sun was cruel and the heat was unbearable. From then onwards there are no floods in Hyderabad. All that he could attribute for the colossal feat he achieved as a world class Engineer and a Statesman was the ducation he believed in, that laid the foundation for his illustrious career Compared to our times, it was no ordinary feat to study Engineering where one had to be really hard working and brilliant at the same time. The institute was founded and established in 1986 by the Sri Krishnadevaraya Educational Trust and offers programs in the field of Technical Education. But this helpless state did not bog Visvesvaraya down.
He was even offered the Dewan Prime Minister post in 1908 and given complete responsibility of all the development projects. He brought in some changes in the government offices to treat people equal and nice. But he also knew modesty did not mean pocketing insults. He would revise it four or five times and give it final shape. In the old Bombay Province the rules did not permit an Indian to become the Chief Engineer. When a friend visited him one fine evening, he was working on a document and was asked to wait.
In 1906—07, sent him to to study water supply and drainage systems. But in fact, one-man works and the others watch him. Fifty years after he had tamed river Moosa, at the age of 97, there was a discussion about the river with certain others where some references were made to some intricate details. The Dewan was the highest officer in Mysore State. He implemented an extremely intricate system of irrigation in. He found a family from Coorg, who was looking for a tutor for their children.
Then he would remember important points. But the shortsighted and small-minded men made fun of him. Retrieved on 22 November 2013. After India attained independence, Sir M. He was 99 years old at the time and despite his busy schedule, he managed to visit me in the hospital every evening. He spoke for just five minutes and returned home disappointed.