Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI, said, “The core aim of GJSCI is to skill the gems and jew­ellery sec­tor as

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Ra­jiv Pratap Rudy, union min­is­ter of state skill de­vel­op­ment and en­trepreneur­ship (In­de­pen­dent Charge), Premku­mar Kothari, chair­man, GJSCI and Binit Bhatt eval­u­at­ing the con­tes­tants at In­dia Skill 2016. well as at­tract more tal­ent to the in­dus­try. It was ex­cit­ing to see young tal­ent com­ing for­ward to rep­re­sent our in­dus­try. It re­as­sures us that we are on the right track in build­ing the as­pi­ra­tional value among the youth to make a ca­reer in one of the growth sec­tors of the coun­try.” San­joy Pra­manik, who won the first prize, shared his ex­cite­ment: “I come from a non-jew­ellery back­ground. How­ever, this in­dus­try has al­ways fas­ci­nated me. With help of GJSCI, I topped the com­pe­ti­tion at a very im­por­tant plat­form. This is my first step to­wards mak­ing it big in this in­dus­try, and real­is­ing my dream of open­ing a man­u­fac­tur­ing-train­ing cen­tre for peo­ple like me.”

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