September 15 is celebrated every year as a engineer day to commemorate the birth of the legendary engineer Sir M.Vishvesvarya an eminent Indian engineer and statesman who was born in a remote village of Karnataka, now the hi-tech state of the country. Due to his outstanding contribution to the society, Government of India conferred Bharat Ratna on this legend in the year 1955.He was also called the precursor of economic planning in India. His learned discourse on economic planning was the first available document on the planning effort of the country and it is still held as the parent source of matter for economic planners. At last I would say that Engineers have a pre- eminent role in the knowledge economy. Thank You!