First edition of “IndiaSkills Competition’ will be inaugrated by President Pranab Mukherjee

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New Delhi | Published: July 8, 2016 7:00:01 PM

President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the first edition of 'IndiaSkills Competition' to mark the World Youth Skills Day on July 15.

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President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the first edition of ‘IndiaSkills Competition’ to mark the World Youth Skills Day on July 15.

In order to select the best talent to represent India at IndiaSkills, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) have completed more than 80 regional competitions in 24 skills/trades including hair stylist, welding, car painting, auto body repair, graphic designing, robotics to name a few.

In these competitions, 4,820 candidates registered to compete this year.

The winners will qualify for the final selection round for participating in WorldSkills International Competition at Abu Dhabi, 2017

“Skill India will be celebrating its first anniversary on July 15 and marking the day, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, will be inaugurating the first edition of ‘IndiaSkills Competition’ on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day,” the statement said.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), said the government is about to complete one year of Skill India and it’s a proud moment for us to celebrate the achievements and milestones over the last one year.

“The year has been remarkable with more than 1.04 crore youth trained under various initiative of Skill India in 2015-16, marking 36.8 per cent growth compared to the year before,” he said.

The two-day event, the release said, will bring together key stakeholders including government, leading industry bodies and trainees.

Around 40 organisation like Mahindra, Tata, Maruti, Toyota, CII, FICCI, NASSCOM, CREDAI, NID, NIFT, have come together to make IndiaSkills a success (including consortium partners), it added.

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