5 out of 20 participants from state qualify for national level
As many as five participants out of 20 from Jammu and Kashmir have won ‘Skill India’ regional competition held in Lucknow and have qualified for the national level competition.
The three-day competition was held among the 12 northern states of India including J&K.
The winners from J&K include: Sheikh Najeeb Shafi for Mobile Robotics, Mir Faizan for Mobile Robotics, Rajpal Singh for Mechanical CAD, Saharsh Shora for Graphic Designing and Gaurav Bhaghat for Patisserie and Confectionery skills.
Congratulating the winners from the state, J&K’s Technical Education and IT Minister Molvi Imran Raza Ansari tweeted: “We have one step to go to #WorldSkillsCompetition 2019. 700 registrations, 20 State Level Winners, and 5 regional level winners.”
Ansari hoped that their participation at national or world skill competition would be a game changer for the youth of the state.
The winners will now participate in all-India skill competition held in July at New Delhi. The national level competition will lead to the World Skills Competition to be held at Kazan, Russia in 2019.
After three-days of great display of passion and grit, the Northern Chapter of India Skills Regional Competitions 2018 concluded at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan in Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the chief guest and the state sports and culture minister Chetan Chauhan was guest of honor at the event.
Winners, first runner ups and second runner ups were announced in each skill category, totaling to 90 awardees.
As many as 12 states participated in 27 categories at the regional competition in Lucknow. While as Jammu and Kashmir participated in 10 categories including mobile robotics, mechanical CAD, graphic designing, patisserie and confectionary, beauty and wellness, automobile technology, cooking, bakery, web designing and development, carpentry.
Mission directorate Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) was the nodal agency of the state for the competition.
Director, JKSDM, Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail said competitors from J&K have undergone rigorous training programme before coming to the regional level and similarly the winners at the regional level would be deputed to reputed training and corporate sectors for further enhancement of their skills.
Earlier, Jayant Krishna, executive director of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), presented the sketch of the functioning of the NSDC and also spoke in detail about the World Skills India and its operations. He said he welcomed all the States and hoped that more and more youth are driven toward skilling themselves.
“Over 1.5 crore young people were trained last year, he said. “We want this percentage to reach 16 % this year,” Krishna added.