He added that through innovation, hard work and cutting edge research, "our engineers have played an anchoring role in the making of our nation"."I wish our engineers the very best and call upon them to continue to apply their skills to serve our nation and make our engineering world class," he said.

"I wish our engineers the very best and call upon them to continue to apply their skills to serve our nation and make our engineering world-class, Modi added and asked engineers to apply their skills to serve the nation and make engineering in the country ‘world-class’.

It may be mentioned here that, a recipient of Bharat Ratna, M Visvesvaraya is regarded as a pioneer in the field and the day is celebrated in his honour.

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