NEW DELHI: The WorldSkills India Team brought home two silver and two bronze medals at the 2019 Global Skills Challenge.
Nidhin Prem (Silver in 3D Digital Game Art), Sumanth SantemavathuruChikkabettaiahand ManjunathaDesurakara(Silver in Mechatronics) Sanjoy Pramanik (Bronze in Jewellery) and Saurabh Baghel (Bronze in Patisserie and Confectionery) are amongst 22 participants who represented India in 21 skill trades at the competition, held in Melbourne from 10th to 14th April.
The team representing India in 2019 Global Skills Challenge has covered a long journey to compete at this international platform in Australia. All the 22 participants from India, including 5 medalists, have been medal winners in their respective skill trades at the IndiaSkills National Finale, that was held in Delhi in October 2018. The participants had an arduous training regime to hone their skills and represent the country in international skilling competitions and are hoping to represent their country at the upcoming 45th WorldSkills International Championship, to be held in Kazan, Russia in August.
The 2019 Global Skills Challenge, staged in conjunction with the Victorian Skills Commissioner and WorldSkills Australia, is the biggest international skills excellence competitions in Australia. Over 500 competitors and officials from 16 different countriesincluding India, Brazil,Japan, Russia, China , UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, France among others took part in 24 different skill competitions. The competitions were hosted in several Victorian TAFE institutes, namelyKangan Institute, Holmesglen Institute and RMIT University.
Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship said, “Competitions play a crucial role in motivating performance and Team India has been making it mark over the years, in the skill space globally. We are proud of the way in which the candidates have competed, performed and won laurels for India at the Global Skills Challenge in Australia. This competition has given the competitors as well as their experts, a great learning experience, which will further set the tone for the upcoming WorldSkills International Competition in Kazan.”
“WorldSkills India gives unique platform to talented Indian youth to exhibit their skills at International platforms and gives opportunity to many others to be a part of Skill India movement,”he further added.
The 45th WorldSkills International Championshipswill be held in Kazan, Russia in August 2019, where an anticipated audience of 250,000 will watch competitors from 80 counties compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and the title of world champion in their skill.