Meet the Win­ners of In­dia Skills Com­pe­ti­tion

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In July, GJSCI was once again in the news at the In­dia Skills Com­pe­ti­tion hosted at Pra­gati Maidan, New Delhi. All the three win­ners of In­dia Skills Com­pe­ti­tion, San­joy Pra­manik, As­rof Ja­mal and Sweta Singh, were trained by GJSCI. They won the prize money of and re­spec­tively from Ra­jiv Pratap Rudy, union min­is­ter of state skill de­vel­op­ment and en­trepreneur­ship, in the pres­ence of GJSCI chair­man Prem Kothari and other dig­ni­taries from the NSDC and the min­istry. The win­ners will rep­re­sent In­dia at the World Skills Com­pe­ti­tion to be held in Abu Dhabi next year. In­dia Skills Com­pe­ti­tion was started by the NSDC where a com­pe­ti­tion is held for all the skills iden­ti­fied un­der this ini­tia­tive, in­clud­ing the gems and jew­ellery sec­tor. This time, a record 98 ap­pli­cants from the gems and jew­ellery in­dus­try par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion, of which eight were selected as fi­nal­ists. Par­tic­i­pants were given a de­sign and ma­te­rial to cu­rate a piece from scratch and were eval­u­ated on the same. Af­ter that a thor­ough screen­ing process was con­ducted by Grau Bär De­sign and a jury com­pris­ing D.D. Karel, di­rec­tor of N.M.Karel & Sons, New Delhi; Prof. Dhi­raj Ku­mar, prin­ci­pal-IIGJ Jaipur; Anu­pam Kar­makar vice-pres­i­dent of Vum­mudi Jewels, Chen­nai; Wilson Quadros, in­dus­trial con­sul­tant; and Dr. Parag Vyas, chief ex­pert, World Skills Com­pe­ti­tion. The win­ners will be pro­vided the re­quired train­ing to en­hance their de­sign­ing skills and groom their tal­ent for the global event next year. The ex­er­cise will high­light In­dian skills in gems and jew­ellery on a global plat­form, and en­cour­age the youth to en­ter the in­dus­try. Win­ners at the In­dia Skills Com­pe­ti­tion 2016 for the gems and jew­ellery sec­tor. (From left) As­rof Ja­mal, San­joy Pra­manik, Savita Palariya and Sweta Singh.

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