New Delhi: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today interacted with and felicitated the members of Team Odisha who won medals at the India Skills 2018.
Minister Pradhan congratulated the medal winners and wished them all the best for World Skills Competition to be held in Kazan, Russia in August, 2019. He assured them of all support from Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for preparation for the World Skills in providing world class training
Speaking at the occasion, Hon. Minister said: “The young winners have shown exemplary talent, dedication and hard work. Their aspirations have enabled them to demonstrate excellence at India Skills competition. They are the “Dharmapadas” of our times. They have brought laurels for Odisha and I am confident and hopeful that they will go on to bring laurels for the country at World Skills competition.”
Hon. Minister felicitated them with a memento and a special commemorative Navakalebara coin.
For the first time, 33 young men and women from Odisha, after passing the state and regional level competitions took part in the prestigious national skill championship. In the closing ceremony of IndiaSkills2018, Odisha won a total number of 19 medals among that 4 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze medals. In addition the state has also for two commandments for Excellence. With the total medal tally, Odisha ranks No.2 among all Indians State, behind Maharastra by just one medal.
Among the 33 participants Anup Kumar Bharti, Hemant Tudu, Jyana Ranjan Muduli and Aswath Narayan won gold medal in Restaurant Services, CNC Turning, M-CAD & Water Technology trade respectively. Kanhu Charan Sahoo, Soumya Ranjan Das, Sanjay Pradhan, Sudhansu Sekhar Sahu, Xenophone Das, Sumit Kumar Sahoo, Akhil Kumar Senapati and samnath Khotei won Silver medal in Brick laying, CNC Milling, Electrical installation, Health & Social service, M-CAD, Plastic
Die Engineering and Water Technology trade respectively. Similarly Sashank Raj, Subhankar Das, Chakradhar Sahu, Subhalaxmi Subudhi, Aditya Sahu and Rishi Mukherjee won Bronze medals in Web Design & Development, Bakery, Electrical Installation, Patisserie & Confectionary, and Plastic & Die Engineering and in Water Technology trade respectively.