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 on Nov 18. Ranbir Gangwa, Deputy Speaker, Haryana felicitated the winners at Inderdhanush Auditorium, Panchkula (Haryana).
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).
The NZ Regional 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|
|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|
|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|
|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:
|Jammu & Kashmir||–||1|
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.