SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) conducted state-level skill competitions at Srinagar for selecting candidates who will participate in regional and national competitions leading to the World Skills Competition-Russia 2019.
According to a statement, JKSDM received more than 700 applications in different 12 skill categories for the competitions which were held in Srinagar and Jammu from May 6 to 8.
Minister of IT, Technical and Higher Education Imran Ansari said: “Our endeavor is to provide the youth of J&K with opportunities to grow and excel. We have started many programmes to promote the talent of the youth and organizing such competitions, will provide our youth much-needed exposure to exhibit their skills.”
Mission Director, JKSDM Dr Peer GN Suhail said: “It is the first time our state has actively participated in the India Skills Competition and we are hopeful that the selected candidates will put up a good performance in the next levels of the competition”.
The result of the state level competitions will be declared during the TALAASH-Skill and Entrepreneurship Conclave, which is going to be held on 12-13 May in Srinagar, the statement said. “Apart from the cash prizes, the winner and the runner-up candidates will proceed for the regional level skill competitions to be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,” it added.
State-level Skill Competitions were organised in collaboration with NIT Srinagar, IHM Srinagar, Central University Jammu, NIELIT Jammu, SSMD Baramulla and Arena Animation.