SRINAGAR: In a first minister for Higher Education, Technical Education and Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari on Saturday flagged off JK contingent for their participation at regional level skills competition to be held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 31st May to 2nd June, 2018 under World Skills India, which is an initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
While interacting with the candidates in the contingent, the Minister said, “it is very heartening to see that our youth are participating in the regional skill competition and I am hopeful that the contestants will perform well and bring laurels to the state.”
“Our youth are capable and full of potential. I am hopeful that they will come out with flying colours at the regional level competition,” he said.
The contingent of skilled candidates will further compete at the national level skill competition which will be held in July, 2018, leading to their participation in the World Skills Competition-Russia, 2019.
Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) received more than 700 registrations for the initial cluster/base level competition and successful candidates from the base level competitions were further groomed at various reputed institutes across the state for participation in the state level competition.
The J&K contingent for Lucknow regional skill competition comprises of the winners and runner-up candidates of the state level skill competitions which were held between 25th April to 5th May 2018 in Srinagar and Jammu. In total, 20 contestants will be participating in the already 12 shortlisted skills at the regional level competition which also includes two wild-card entries (contestant) in Mobile Robotics and 1 entry in skill set Bakery.
Mission Director, JKSDM, Dr Peer GN Suhail said, “JKSDM has provided rigorous training to the candidates in and outside the State in order to prepare them for regional competition,” he said.
JKSDM, over the period of last 4 months carried out rigorous mobilization and publicity campaigns pertaining to the skill competition and also collaborated with prestigious institutions such as NIT- Srinagar, IHM -Srinagar, Central University, Jammu, NIELIT, SSMD-Baramulla , Arena Animation & Rahim Motors to provide training and guidance to selected candidates for the different levels of skill competition.