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Team India records best ever performance at WorldSkills 2017 at Abu Dhabi

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11:54 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff| New Delhi

Team India has registered their best ever performance at the world’s largest vocational Skills competition, WorldSkills, which was held between October 14 and 19, 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Team India won a silver and a bronze and nine medallions of excellence at the competition.

Known as Skill Olympics, competitions were held in 51 categories at Abu Dhabi with 1,300 contestants from representing various countries of the world.

Mohit Dudeja from Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts, Bengaluru, won a silver for Patisserie and Confectionery whereas Karan Dilsher Dhaliwal from IHM Pusa bagged a Medallion for Excellence in restaurant skill. Mohit Dudeja also won the award for ‘Best of Nation’. Nine medallions of Excellence were won for mechatronics, brick-laying, restaurant service, automobile technology, jewellery, graphic design technology, mobile robotics, beauty therapy and car painting.

 Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sonali Sinha, COO, Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) said, “We are determined to perform better by improving our own standards by each passing day. The objective of the challenge is to act as a link, a platform and an instrument for the enhancement and overall development of the national community of skilled manpower.”

 "With winners being presented medals at a glittering closing ceremony on the Deepawali day, Indian participants and winners have truly made the Festival of Lights sparkle even more," said Vivek Saggar, Head- Business Development, THSC.

The India Skills competition for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector were conducted for 3 specific trades – Patisserie and Confectionery, Cooking and Restaurant Service. “These trades were chosen to be a part of the competition as these are also the trades that are competed for at the World Skills Competition that happens once every 2 years,” informed Vivek Saggar.

 
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