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Ministry of Skill Development announces reward for winners at “WorldSkills 2017” in Abu Dhabi

In line with the Government of India’s “Skill India” campaign and in a move to motivate the competitors representing India at the world stage, 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 which will represent the country at the “WorldSkills International Abu Dhabi 2017”, scheduled from 14th to 19th October 2017.

The candidates will be representing India at the 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.

Dharmendra PradhanAt the momentous event, the minister also announced, the reward for the winners of the competition on their return:


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

“This is the 6th time that India is participating in WorldSkills and I am confident that this time India will make a mark across all categories. It is our endeavour to give the skilled youth of our country the exposure to compete across global and national platforms. It is a matter of great pride that young talents from different corners of the Country are representing India at the WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi. These skill champions will compete against the best of their peers from around the world.”

The minister also maintained that the country needs to bring momentum to the Skill India campaign and he would encourage more and more youth to come forward and participate in these opportunities being extended to them.

“The fact that skills need to be made and felt aspirational is something that the  Prime Minister has emphasized in every speech; and platforms like WorldSkills which is a kind of Olympics of skills will only motivate youth in India to achieve this goal of our country,” added Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr. KP Krishnan.

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