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The Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at the launch of “IndiaSkills 2023-24”, in New Delhi on October 17, 2023.

Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates the World Skills 2022 Winners

New Delhi:17/10/23:  Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched the IndiaSkills 2023-24 and felicitated the World Skills 2022 Winners today at an event held at Kaushal Bhawan, New Delhi. India has secured 11th position in the global competition, the best-ever ranking so far. A short video depicting the journey of World Skills 2022 was also shown in the program. Some of the winners also shared their experiences in the competition.

Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari; Chairman, AICTE, Prof. T. G. Sitharam; Chairman, UGC, Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Krishna Kumar Dwivedi; CEO, NSDC & MD, Shri Ved Mani Tiwari; Additional Secretary/Director General (Training), Ms. Trishaljit Sethi; Head, WorldSkill India, Dr. Maneesh Mishra; officials, dignitaries and students were also present in the function. While addressing the event, Shri Pradhan reminded everyone of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for enhancing competency over acquiring degrees alone. He also highlighted the importance of introducing employable skills, which will increase market acceptance of the workforce. He stressed that we have to give equal importance to competencies, applied knowledge, and hands-on training to lead in the 21st century.

Shri Pradhan also highlighted the need for mapping skill gaps to reduce the gap between degrees earned and skills acquired. He mentioned how NEP 2020 has taken steps to introduce a blended model by merging degree and competency, making it flexible and as per the choice of the students.He also urged policymakers, academia, and industry to come together, making it a Janandolan to make India a developed nation by 2047, as envisioned by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The blending of learning and earning leads to skill development, he highlighted.

Fifty-six competitors, 50 Experts and 11 Interpreters participated among which 19% were female (11 competitors). Some of the competitors also participated in new-age skills like Robot System Integration, Additive Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Digital Construction, Mobile Application Development and Renewable Energy.

Winners’ details:

Sl. No Skill Name Medal at WorldSkills Comp 2022
1 Water Technology Praveen Giri Silver
2 Patisserie & confectionary Nandita Saxena Silver
3 Prototype Modelling Likith Kumar YP Bronze
4 Mechatronics Karthik Gowda Bronze
Akhilesh N
5 Hotel Reception Anushree Srinivasan Bronze
6 Graphic design technology Steven Harris Medallion for Excellence
7 Bakery Pratham Sharma Medallion for Excellence
8 3d Digital gaming Art Abhinav Verma Medallion for Excellence
9 Information Network Cabling Vaisakh Medallion for Excellence
10 Web Technologies Advaith Medallion for Excellence
11 Jewellery Subasis Paul Medallion for Excellence
12 Autobody Repair Sonu Lather Medallion for Excellence
13 Mobile Robotics Mohammad Siyad Medallion for Excellence
Mohammad Faisal
14 Health and Social Care Saraswathy PV Medallion for Excellence
15 Fashion Technology Divejya Medallion for Excellence
16 Hairdressing Charmi Sen Medallion for Excellence
17 Restaurant Services Subrat Patel Medallion for Excellence
18 Automobile Technology Mohammad Salman Medallion for Excellence

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