AWSTIC champs’ outstanding performance in the biggest Skill competition of the country

New Delhi: IndiaSkills 2021 Nationals, the nation’s biggest skill competition, came to an end on 10th January 2022 witnessing more than 150 participants being felicitated by Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. While maintaining the safety protocols, the closed-door competition registered participation in 54 skills including Graphic Design Technology, Print Media Technology, Industrial Design Technology and 3D Digital Game Art from Media & Entertainment Sector. In 3D Digital Game Art, Pankaj Singh (Maharashtra Region) bagged gold while Abhinav Verma (Uttrakhand Region) and Subhajit Daw (West Bengal Region) had a tie by winning Silver while Durga Pavan (Telengana) won a bronze medal. For Graphic Design Technology, Utsav from (Bihar Region) won Gold, Steven Harris (Karnataka Region) Silver while Shristi Mirta (Maharashtra region) & Vageesha Jain (Bihar Region) tied for Bronze Medal. The skill stars of Industrial Design technology, Kopal Gangrad won Gold Mesal (Maharashtra Region) and Devika Jhunjhunwala (Haryana Region) and Amal Teerthankar (Gujrat) bagged Silver and Bronze Medal Respectively.

For Print Media Skill Champs, Omkar Gautam Kukate (Maharashtra Region) received Gold Medal and Swagat Choudhary (Odhisha Region)and Aditya Hugay (Maharashtra Region) took Silver and bronze medal to their homes.

Under the guidance of Media & Entertainment Skills Council, these candidates have gone through rigorous training by Print Media, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and 3D Game Art experts for the nationals. The national competition was conducted following four regional competitions that were held in East (Patna), West (Gandhinagar), North (Chandigarh) and South (Visakhapatnam) during October-December last year.

To achieve the Skill India Mission, an initiative of honourable Prime Minister of India, Media & Entertainment initiated Authorised WorldSkill India Training Centers (AWSITC). These are designed to train and groom the budding WorldSkills champions. AWSITC prepares candidates to win the gold with their skills at the National and International stages. These centres engage, the Industry to support/participate in training by facilitating Experts/ Infrastructure and Live Projects. AWSITC ensure the candidate is set to hit the stage with global standards and as per the evolving demand from the Industry. For the skill trades of M&E, 50% of winning candidates were preparing for National level competition at these Authorised WorldSkills Training Centres (AWSITC). Moreover, out of 14 candidates, 8 were trained in these AWSITC’s by MESC.

Founded in 2012, Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Council has been promoted by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). With the objective to create a robust and vibrant skilling ecosystem with high employability avenues and generate skilled manpower, MESC serves as the recognizing body for vocational courses in the Media & Entertainment space.

The winners of IndiaSkills 2021 Nationals will undergo rigorous training to represent India at WorldSkills Shanghai, China.

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