Delhi tops the list of winners in the IndiaSkills 2021 Regional Competition, Northern Zone

New Delhi  – After a great display of skills, talent, passion and determination, winners from Delhi received 12 gold and 9 silver medals in the IndiaSkills 2021 Regional Competition, topping the list of Northern Zone winners. Overall, 109 candidates from 8 states/union territory were declared winners in the competition and Shri Ranbir Gangwa, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Government of Haryana felicitated the winners at Inderdhanush Auditorium, Panchkula (Haryana). The first runners up were given a cash prize of INR 21,000, and the second runners up were awarded with a prize money of INR 11,000.

Today, the closing ceremony of the Northern Regional Competition was also graced by the presence of Dr. Anant Prakash Pandey, Director General, Foreign Cooperation and Mission Director, Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM), Government of Haryana, Dr. Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Padma Shri Kanwal Singh Chauhan, and Jaikant Singh, Senior Head, WorldSkills India who congratulated the winners and encouraged the youth.

The competition witnessed more than 450 young participants, aged between 19 and 24 years, from eight states and union territories—Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh—come together and show their potential in over 45 skills such as brick laying, autobody repair, welding, beauty therapy, hotel reception, mobile robotics, health and social care, landscape gardening, carpentry, painting and decorating, web technologies, among others. Delhi bagged the highest number of medals (21), followed by Chandigarh (19) and Haryana (19), Uttar Pradesh (18), Punjab (12), Uttarakhand (4) and Himachal Pradesh (2) and Jammu Kashmir (1). The skill competitions were held at 14 Partner Institutes (PIs) in Chandigarh (12), Himachal Pradesh (1) and Uttar Pradesh (1)

Below is the list of 21 winners from Delhi:

Name of the Skill Name of Candidate Position Gender
3D Digital Game Art Mayank Bharti 2nd Male
Beauty Therapy Bhavika Dhamija 1st Female
Car Painting Vikash Prajapati 1st Male
Cloud Computing Aarush Ahuja 1st Male
CNC Turning Deepak 2nd Male
Cooking Shaktik Banerjee 2nd Male
Cyber Security Ankit Kumar Sah 1st Male
Cyber Security Hardik Manocha 1st Male
Electrical Installations Jayant Yadav 1st Male
Electrical Installations Arun Kumar 2nd Male
Fashion Technology Satyam Chandra Dey 1st Male
Fashion Technology Sirat 1st Female
Floristry Anshu Kumar Lath 2nd Male
Hair Dressing Abdul Rahim 1st Male
Health & Social Care Manpreet Kaur 2nd Female
Hotel Reception Pranav Pahwa 1st Male
Hotel Reception Sanket Tiwari 2nd Male
MCAD Sahitya Kashyap 1st Male
Mobile Applications Development Bharat Khanawalia 1st Male
Patisserie and Confectionery Max William 2nd Male
Visual Merchandising Dhruv Soni 2nd Male

 The following is the state-wise medal tally:

State/UT Gold Silver
Chandigarh 10 9
Delhi 12 9
Haryana 8 11
Himachal Pradesh 1 1
Jammu & Kashmir 1
Punjab 8 4
Uttarakhand 2 2
Uttar Pradesh 10 8

Shri Ranbir Gangwa, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Government of Haryana said, “Through IndiaSkills, the youth is getting a lifelong opportunity to become a valuable resource for the country. This competition not only enables personal growth and recognition but exposes to the national and global platforms. Today, the world needs a skilled workforce. Therefore, we must try to fully utilise the potential of the youth through skill development. India should always be ready to meet the demand of a skilled workforce. Haryana is also making rapid strides to fulfil this requirement.”

Jaikant Singh, Senior Head, WorldSkills India said, “Under the guidance of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), NSDC is committed to promote and skill the youth, inculcating entrepreneurial spirit in them through various schemes. IndiaSkills is one such initiative that makes the youth employable as well as pushes them towards creating employment for others. This is an important step in building a new India. NSDC and all stakeholders are tirelessly working to create an efficient skilling ecosystem for the youth of the country.”

IndiaSkills is designed to demonstrate the highest standard of skilling in the country and make vocational training aspirational for the youth. The winners of IndiaSkills 2021 North will compete with the gold and silver medalists of other regional competitions—East (Patna), West (Gandhinagar) and South (Visakhapatnam). This will be followed by Nationals in Bangalore, Karnataka scheduled in December 2021. The final participants from these competitions will under undergo rigorous training for about nine months, before they represent India at WorldSkills Shanghai, China in October 2022.

Participants for regionals have been selected through competitions organised at the district/cluster and state levels in August-September 2021, which recorded over 250,000 registrations. This year, IndiaSkills Regional Competitions will bring together 1,500 participants from 30 states/union territories across four regions. Patna and Gandhinagar successfully completed the Eastern and Western chapters of IndiaSkills Regionals. Chandigarh has hosted IndiaSkills Regional Competition – North, and it will be followed by Visakhapatnam (South).

During these competitions, participants get multi-level industry training through boot camps and programs such as project-based training, industry and corporate training, exposure visits to industries, mind coaching, and personality development. NSDC, through its Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and Partner Institutes, trains the candidates for the competitions and future endeavors.

NSDC has been leading India’s participation at the WorldSkills Competitions. WorldSkills, the gold standard for skilling excellence, is a biennial event that records participation from over 80 nations. Skilled and talented youth from across the world compete on the international platform in multiple trades. In the previous edition of WorldSkills held in Kazan, Russia in 2019, India ranked 13 of 63 countries that participated in the global event. More than 1,350 candidates participated in 56 skills, and team India gave its best-ever performance by winning four medals—one gold, one silver, two bronze medals—along with 15 Medallions of Excellence.

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