Team India wins 19 Medals at World Skills Kazan 2019

09 Sep 2019

• Team India wins one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals along with 15 Medallions of Excellence across key skills
• More than 1,350 competitors participated from 63 countries across 56 skills and trades
• India finished 13th out of 63 countries that participated at the global competition .

Blazing a trail of glory for India at the global stage, the Indian Team returned with the best-ever finish at the World Skills International Competition 2019 in Kazan, Russia by winning 19 medals and Medallions of Excellence. The 48-member Indian team won one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals besides 15 Medallions of Excellence at the competition that ended with a spectacular closing ceremony at Kazan attended by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

With this historic triumph, Team India won hearts and set new standards of skilling on the world stage. India finished 13th in the overall standings several notches up from the last time when it won 11 medals and finished in the 19th position at Abu Dhabi in 2017.

Competing with 11 countries, S Aswatha Narayana won Gold medal in Water Technology along with‘Best of Nation’ among Indian competitors.

The Silver Medal was won by Pranav Nutalapati in Web Technologies,

whereas the Bronze Medals were won by Sanjoy Pramanik in Jewellery category

and by Shweta Ratanpura in the Graphic Designing category. Shweta also earned the distinction of the first female competitor from India to win a medal at the World Skills Competition.

The competition is one of the biggest events in the space of vocational training, where more than 1,350 competitors from 63 countries compete in 56 skills. The competition was intense and by returning with 19 medals, Team India has started a new chapter in the history of vocational training in India. This does not only prove the talent of the team but showcases their strong dedication and commitment. Candidate State Medal Skill
1 Aswatha Narayana Sanagavarapu Odisha Gold Water Technology
2 Pranav Udayark Nutalapati Karnataka Silver Web Technologies
3 Shweta Ratanpura Maharashtra Bronze Graphic Design Technology
4 Sanjoy Pramanik West Bengal Bronze Jewellery
5 Sumanth Santemavathuru Chikkabettiah Karnataka


Medallion of Excellence




6 Manjunatha Desurakara
7 Mohammed Rabith Kunnampalli Kerala Medallion of Excellence Wall and floor tiling
8 Govind Kumar Sonkar Uttar Pradesh Medallion of Excellence Car Painting
9 Faruk Ahmed Tripura Medallion of Excellence Bakery
10 Tushar Tukaram Phadatare Maharashtra Medallion of Excellence Automobile Technology
11 Shubham Singh Punjab Medallion of Excellence


Cyber Security


12 Swapnil Delhi
13 Nidhin Prem Kerala Medallion of Excellence 3D Digital Art Game
14 Thasleem Mohideen Tamil Nadu Medallion of Excellence Health and Social Care
15 Suraj Uttarakhand Medallion of Excellence Autobody Repair
16 Omkar Shivaling Gurav Maharashtra


Medallion of Excellence


Mobile Robotics


17 Rohan Ravindra Hanagi
18 Koteshwar Reddy Golipally Telangana Medallion of Excellence Welding
19 Md Ramjan Momin West Bengal Medallion of Excellence Bricklaying
20 Saurabh Baghel Uttar Pradesh Medallion of Excellence Patisserie and Confectionary
21 Ankit Anand Bihar Medallion of Excellence Visual Merchandising
22 Gursheesh Singh Chawla Chandigarh Medallion of Excellence IT Software Solutions for Business

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was also present in Kazan to encourage the team at the competition. During his visit, he inaugurated the India Pavilion for representatives from other countries, including the industry to interact with the participants and avail more information about India and the potential of its workforce. In fact, India’s unique demographic dividend stood out in the Minister’s address at a Summit of Government representatives from 40 countries where he made a strong case for the country as a hub for recruiting skilled and talented workforce across industries.

Experts/Trainer of the winners and the participants were an integral part of the competition and continued supporting the contenders in their respective skills. They played a critical role in Team India’s win and to achieve this milestone would not have been possible without their devoted involvement. S Aswatha Narayana who won Gold in Water Technology was trained by Rajat Kumar Samantaray, Professor, CV Raman Institute, Bhubaneswar, Pranav Nutalapati who won Silver in Web Technologies was trained by Ruchi Pareek, Technical Director, Smalt & Beryl, Sanjoy Pramanik won Bronze in Jewellery and was trained by Anupam Karmakar, Creative Head, Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers and Shweta Ratanpura who won Bronze in Graphic Designing, was trained by Narayanan Sathish, Founder, Design Media, Pune.

About World Skills India

World Skills India is an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), which has been leading India’s participation at World Skills International competitions since 2011. This was done to create an aspiration around the pursuit of skills training in our country and benchmark the skill sets of our youth against their counterparts in other parts of the world.

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About World Skills Competitions

Every two years World Skills hosts the world skills competition which attracts more than 1,300 Competitors from more than 60 countries. At this event, young people from all corners of the globe gather together for the chance to win a prestigious medal in their chosen skill. There are competitions in 56 skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to electronics; and auto body repair to bakery. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions that are held in World Skills Member countries and regions. One of the legacies of World Skills Competitions is the increased visibility of skilled professional education, as one of the tools of social and economic transformation. The Competition also provides leaders in industry, government, and education with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding industry and professional education. New ideas and processes inspire school-aged youth to dedicate themselves to technical and technological careers and build a better future.

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