WorldSkills India Team shines at Global Skills Challenge in Australia

In a glorious win at the 2019 Global Skills Challenge, the WorldSkills India Team brought home two silver and two bronze medals. Nidhin Prem (Silver in 3D Digital Game Art), SumanthSantemavathuru Chikkabettaiah and Manjunatha Desurakara (Silver in Mechatronics) Sanjoy Pramanik (Bronze in Jewellery) and Saurabh Baghel (Bronze in Patisserie and Confectionery) areamongst 22 participants who represented India in 21 skill trades at the competition, held in Melbourne recently.

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 countries including 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, namely Kangan Institute, Holmesglen Institute and RMIT University.

Congratulating WorldSkills India Team, Shri 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.”