India looks to excel in Skill Olympics

Kolkata, Oct 13 (PTI) India is looking to excel at WorldSkills Competition 2017, popularly known as Skill Olympics, being held in Abu Dhabi in the Un...

Published: 13th October 2017 08:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 08:30 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Kolkata, Oct 13 (PTI) India is looking to excel at WorldSkills Competition 2017, popularly known as Skill Olympics, being held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from tomorrow.

India will be participating in 26 categories in the competition that will conclude on October 19, a press release today said.

Two of the 28 members of the Indian team hail from West Bengal, the release added.

Of them, Asrof Jamal, one of the two participants from West Bengal, had studied Jewellery manufacturing in Bengaluru and got selected for the competition in July 2016, where he stood second and sailed through in the subsequent regional rounds held at Ganjam and Jaipur.

The 21-year-old Rohim Momin, the other participant from the state, will compete in the brick laying segment. He started working for ATS in Delhi from 2013 and from 2015 and represented ATS at the Regional Competition held in Delhi and also awarded a silver medal for excellence in brick laying work.

The WorldSkills Competition is a flagship event of the WorldSkills International, organised every two years and the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world.

"They would compete at the WorldSkills Competition against the best of their peers from around the world," Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was quoted in the release as saying.

Pradhan also holds the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. PTI SUS JM .

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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