The Jammu and Kashmir team put up an excellent performance in its maiden outing at the prestigious India Skills National Competition, considered as the country’s biggest skill competition.
Gaurav Bhagat in Patisserie & Confectionery, Sheikh Najeeb Shafi and Mir Faizan in Mobile Robotics category won the Medallions of Excellence at the competition which were held from 3rd October to 5th October 2018 at Aerocity Grounds, New Delhi.
Officials from J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) also accompanied the J&K contingent for facilitating their participation at the competition.
For the first time, six youth from Jammu and Kashmir – after passing the base level, state and regional level competitions –participated in the prestigious national skill championship in which more than 400 participants across 27 states showcased their talent across 46 skills, 10 traditional skills and 4 demo skills.
Mission Directorate, JKSDM was the nodal agency of the state for the competition and launched a massive awareness campaign throughout the state. 700 candidates below the age of 21 years registered and trained in the skill sets such as Bakery, Cooking, Patisserie and Confectionery, Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, Beauty Therapy, Mechanical CAD, Automobile Technology, Fashion Technology and Carpentry.
The six skilled youth who represented J&K at the national level in four skills are Sheikh Najeeb Shafi and Mir Faizan for Mobile Robotics, Saharsh Arora and Aman Gupta for Graphic Designing, Gaurav Bhagat for Patisserie and Confectionery and Mohammad Adeeb Butt for Beauty Therapy.
Anant Kumar Hegde, Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GoI, Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GoI, Subhash Ghai, Chairman, Media and Entertainment Sector Skill Council and other senior officials attended the valedictory ceremony and felicitated the winners of the national competition.
The winner and the runner-up candidates of the India Skills National Competition will get an opportunity to participate in the World Skills Competition which is to be held at Kazan, Russia in 2019.