How Very True

Pinned to a site-hut during the construction of the Konkan railway:

I take the vision which comes from dreams

and apply the magic of science and mathematics,

adding the heritage of my profession

and my knowledge of nature’s materials

to create a design.

And when we have completed our task

all can see

that the dreams and plans have materialised

for the comfort and welfare of all.

I organise the efforts and skills of my fellow workers

employing the capital of the thrifty

and the products of many industries,

and together we work toward our goal

undaunted by hazards and obstacles.

I am an Engineer.

I serve mankind by making dreams come true.