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India Skills Regional Competition-East: Assam secures second position with 10 gold and 4 silver medals

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In the India Skills 2021 Regional Competition-East, Odisha took home the most gold and silver medals with Assam securing the second position with 10 gold and 4 silver medals. 

Governor of Bihar Phagu Chauhan honoured the winners of the India Skills 2021 Regional Competition-East on Saturday at Bapu Sabhaghar in Patna, awarding each of them a cash prize of Rs 21,000 and a gold medal.

The top place finishers received Rs 11,000 as well as a silver medal. The winners of the India Skills regional competition–East were 98 candidates from eight states/UTs.

When Shri Phagu Chauhan saw the participants’ enthusiasm and high spirits, he was overjoyed. He was ecstatic to see the competitors’ abilities displayed throughout the previous three days. 

He stated that India Skills is more than a competition; it is also a forum for showcasing India’s strengths to the rest of the globe. 

He also stated that he is looking forward to the champions’ skills performances at the National Competition and World Skills. He congratulated all of the competitors and wished the winners the best of luck in the National Competition.

Other participants

The Eastern competition included the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Tripura, and West Bengal. Regional champions will compete in nationals in December 2021, and the best will compete in the World Skills Competition in Shanghai, China in October 2022.

India Skills Regional Competition East India Skills The North-Eastern Chronicle

From October 20 to 23, more than 240 candidates competed in 42 different skills, including cooking, restaurant service, confectionery/pastry cook, beauty therapy, hairdressing, mechanical engineering design (CAD), web design, electronics, IT software solutions, graphic design technology, and mobile robotics.

Shri Jibesh Kumar praised the winners’ accomplishments and stated that the Regional Competition will aid in the selection of the best performers for national and worldwide competitions. 

He went on to say that the Regional Competition gives young people a chance to improve their skills, learn new things, and get experience. We can become the ‘Skill Capital of the World’ with the strength and might of skilled youth in the country, he continued. The more we educate the youth and encourage them to learn new talents, the more India’s skill ecosystem will grow.

The India Skills National Competition

Gandhinagar (West), Chandigarh (North), and Visakhapatnam (South) will host the next regional competition. The IndiaSkills National Competition will be held in Bengaluru in December 2021. 

The winners of the IndiaSkills National Competition will receive training in order to compete in WorldSkills Shanghai in October 2022.

India Skills 2021

IndiaSkills 2021 started in August-September with district and state-level events, attracting over 250,000 participants. 

This year’s IndiaSkills Regionals will bring together 1,500 people from 30 states and union territories from five different areas.

Through boot camps and programmes such as project-based training, industry and corporate training, exposure tours to businesses, mind coaching, and personality development, candidates receive multi-level industrial training. 

According to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the NSDC, through Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and partner institutions, prepares applicants not only for the competition but also for future pursuits, making them job ready.

WorldSkills, the gold standard for skill excellence, is a biennial event in which over 80 countries compete. 

On the worldwide stage, skilled and talented children from all over the world compete in a variety of trades. In the previous edition of WorldSkills, held in Kazan, Russia in 2019, India finished 13th out of 63 countries competing. 

More than 1,350 candidates competed in 56 talents, with Team India winning four medals (one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals) and 15 Medallions of Excellence for their best-ever performance.

In the IndiaSkills Competition, skilled youngsters from various states and union territories compete in their respective trades, according to Shri Nitin Navin. 

He praised the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the National Skill Development Corporation for their efforts.

These initiatives are critical in continually recognising and developing our country’s youthful talents, he continued. He promised that the Bihar government would continue to support youth development.

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