“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”
The quote above is from – the most influential engineer from the history of contemporary India, Sir M Visvesvaraya; to – Every engineer out there.
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, an Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore (1912-1918) was born on 15th September 1861. Every year, on this day, India celebrates Engineer’s Day, in his memory.
At age 12, Sir M Visvesvaraya lost his father, a renowned Sanskrit Scholar. He completed his primary education in Chikballapur, and high school education in Bengaluru. In 1881, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Arts from the Central College in Bangalore, affiliated to the Madras University, he pursued Civil Engineering from the reputed College of Engineering, Pune.
The Arts + Engineering background can be seen in his work, his designs were nothing short of elegantly artistic yet thoroughly crafted for perfection.
Sir MV was known for his timeliness, intricate ideas, and dedication, among his many other virtues. He had designed the layout of Jayanagar in the South Bangalore and it is supposed to be the best locality to be designed ever in Asia.
Sir M.V retired in 1908 and the then Maharaja of Mysore, was eager to secure the services of Visvesvaraya to serve Mysore. He joined as Chief Engineer in Mysore because he wanted challenging opportunities. He had earned a reputation for his honesty, integrity, ability and intelligence. He introduced compulsory education in the State which later was embodied as a fundamental right in the Constitution of Independent India.
Sir M.V. belongs to that small band of eminent Indians whose ideas and achievements have been among the truly creative and formative force of modern India. Sir M.V.’s slogan was Industrialize or Perish. He was a true visionary, who spearheaded development.
An engineer’s zeal to dive deep into the root of any given problem and come up with innovative & reusable solutions, is what makes them the best at everything they do. Xploree keyboard’s love for human logic stems from the engineer’s behind it. It is because of this, that Xploree, is continuously striving to delight users with contextual discoveries.
Xploree has an engineer at its heart. From the birth of every intent to its execution, every step of the way thoroughly crafted for perfection, and portrayed to the user via an elegantly artistic UI.
A salute to Sir M Visvesvaraya, and Happy Engineer’s Day to ALL Engineers
- The Engineer @ the heart of Xploree.