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Petroleum Minister announces prize for WorldSkills, 2017 winners
By TOG News Service
Oct 11, 2017

TOG News Service, NEW DELHI, OCT 11, 2017: THE 44th WorldSkills Competition will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, AbuDhabi, United Arab Emirates from October 14 to 19, 2017. In a move to motivate the competitors representing India at the world stage, the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, extended his best wishes to the vibrant team from India.

The candidates will be representing India at the distinguished global platform while participating in 26 categories, each having a team of competitor, expert and required interpreter. This year around 1200 competitors from 70+ countries will compete across 50 skills at.

At the momentous event, the Minister also announced, the reward for the winners of the competition on their return as following:

WorldSkills Competitor Gold Rs 10 Lakh
Silver Rs 8 Lakh  
Bronze Rs 6 Lakh  
Medallion Rs 2 Lakh  
WorldSkills Experts Gold Rs 4 Lakh
Silver Rs 3 Lakh  
Bronze Rs 2 Lakh  
Medallion Rs 1 Lakh  

The National Skill Development Agency (NSDC) under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), had identified all the competitors through a series of competitions organized at regional and national levels over the past two years. Post which all the candidates have undergone extensive training with Industry partners, which has helped them improve their skills before the competition. Large number of candidates has also travelled overseas to train under the guidance of some of the best trainers and experts available internationally.