MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai honours and pays rich tribute to the outstanding contribution of Bharat Ratna Sir Dr. M Visvesvaraya in the field of engineering, industrialization, public administration and nation building on the occasion of his 163rd birth anniversary.

Recalling the extraordinary contribution of Bharat Ratna Sir Dr. M Visvesvaraya, Dr. Vijay Kalantri, Chairman, MVIRDC WTC Mumbai remarked, “On this proud moment, I remember the genius and pioneer Bharat Ratna Sir. Dr. M. Visvesvaraya who laid foundation of Modern India through iconic irrigation, sewerage systems and other infrastructure projects. The government has rightly declared his Birthday as Engineers Day to perpetuate his memory and inspire future generations of engineers. We admire the skills of the entire engineering community, whose talent and hard work are the vital resource for human advancement. Whatever development the world has witnessed so far is due to engineers. Without their role, the society would not have advanced in any field. In this age of digital economy and artificial intelligence, IT hardware and software are the backbone of the society and the role of engineers is all the more important in developing them.”

Dr. Kalantri further remarked, “Bharat Ratna Sir. Dr. M Visvesvaraya believed in the vision of ‘Prosperity through Trade’ not only for the business community, but also for the entire society through employment creation. His vision and ideas are relevant even today, when the Government of India has set the goal of USD 5 trillion economy and when Maharashtra government has set a target of USD 1 trillion economy. Bharat Ratna Sir. Dr. M Visvesvaraya’s works will continue to inspire us in achieving the USD 5 trillion vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi by 2027.”

In her remarks, Ms. Rupa Naik, Executive Director, World Trade Center Mumbai pointed out, “Bharat Ratna Sir Dr. M. Visvesvaraya has laid the foundation of modern India through his seminal contribution to urban and rural infrastructure projects, railways, technical education, industrialization, banking and other areas of development. On this day, we honourhis legacy and reaffirm our dedication to pursue his vision of ‘Prosperity through Trade’.”

Named after Bharat Ratna Sir. Dr. M Visvesvaraya, the M. Visvesvaraya Industrial Research and Development Centre (MVIRDC) was established in 1970 to fulfill his vision. Today, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai is a premier trade promotion organization in India and it is part of the global network of 318 WTCs across 91 countries or regions, serving more than one million businesses.