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IndiaSkills contest to begin from May 15; winners to attend France event

Participants will participate in nine exhibition skills such as drone-filming making, textile-weaving, leather-shoemaking, and prosthetics-makeup.

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By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIA’S biggest skill competition IndiaSkills is set to kick off in New Delhi from Wednesday (15) and will see participation of over 900 students from more than 30 states and Union Territories.

Winners of IndiaSkills, with the help of industry trainers, will prepare for WorldSkills Competition scheduled to take place in Lyon, France, in September this year and will bring together 1,500 competitors from more than 70 countries.

The four-day-long IndiaSkills will allow participants to showcase their diverse skills and talent on a national platform across 61 skills “from traditional crafts to cutting-edge technologies”.

“While 47 skills competition will be held onsite, 14 will be held offsite in Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat keeping in mind the best infrastructure available,” an official statement said.

Participants will participate in nine exhibition skills such as drone-filming making, textile-weaving, leather-shoemaking, and prosthetics-makeup.

Atul Kumar Tiwari, secretary, ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE), said the IndiaSkills Competition opens new avenues of opportunity for the skilled youth, empowering them to dream beyond conventional boundaries and showcase their skills on the global stage.

This year the participants will have the opportunity to earn credits, within the National Credit Framework, the MSDE stated.

About 250,000 candidates registered for the competition on the Skill India Digital Hub Portal, of which 26,000 were shortlisted through a process of pre-screening.

(With PTI inputs)

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