Today, 15th Sep is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India. This is in memory of one of the greatest Engineer modern India has produced – Sri M. Visvesvaraya, who has been recipient of highest civilian award Bharata Ratna and also was knighted by the then British empire*
One of his design was a patented a system of automatic weir water floodgates, which was first installed in Khadakvasla Reservoir near Pune. Based on the success of this design, later the same system was installed at the Tigra Dam in Gwalior and KRS Dam in Mysore.
Remember, your work may be only to sweep a railway crossing, but it is your duty to keep it so clean that no other crossing in the world is as clean as yours.
-Sri M. Visvesvaraya
Foot note: *Jokingly, I say, English butchered Sri into Sir. The Sanskrit sound of Sri is the recognition of the universal spirit in all and is the most respectful way of addressing someone before using their given name.
Every day top executives of Tata Motors used to take lunch together but from some days, Sumant Moolgaokar used to take his car and go out during Lunch Hours and come back as soon as the Lunch Break was over. There was grapevine that he is offered lunch at a Five Star Hotel by some dealers of Tata. One day when some executives followed him during Lunch Break, they were surprised to see that he stopped his car at one Highway Dhaba, ordered food for him and sat with the drivers of trucks who were eating food at that dhaba. He discussed with them what was good and what was bad in a Tata Truck, jotted down and came back to his office. He used to improve upon the experiences of drivers. Such was Sumant Moolgaokar’s zeal for improving the Tata Vehicles.
TataSumo is the biggest corporate tribute paid by any company to it’s executive. Su stands for Sumant and Mo stands for Moolgaokar in this brand name.
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