BIS #6433 Don Bosco Kurla hosts Maharashtra State Skill Competition 2021

by Father McEnroe Lopes for BISMumbai

Don Bosco Kurla is privileged to host Maharashtra State Skill Competition 2021 from 3rd to 5th September. This competition is in view to prepare and select candidates from India for the 46th Worldskills competition that will be held in Shanghai, China from 12 to 17 October 2022. The competition has provided a platform for the youth of the state to showcase their skills. It was encouraging to see that nearly 20,090 youngsters in the age group of 17-25 years from all over the state registered for the event. The skill competition was planned in three-rounds, beginning from level-1 at district level on August 17. This round was held at various ITIs and training centres across all the districts. Post the second-level round on August 23-24, as many as 263 participants qualified for the state-level competition and they underwent orientation and skill training as per the international standards. These finalists are now appearing at the state level final.

On 03 September, was the inauguration of this state level competition. Present for the occasion were Cabinet Minister Government of Maharashtra, Shri. Nawab Malik - Minority Development, Aukaf and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; Smt. Manisha Verma I.A.S., Joint Secretary, Directorate of Vocational Education & Training Maharashtra; Shri. Dipendar Kushwa I.A.S. ,CEO, Maharashtra State Skill Development Society; Shri. Rohan Patil I.E.S., Asst. Director of Regional Directorate of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Mumbai - DGT New Delhi; Shri. Jaikant Singh, Senior Head, WorldSkills India; Shri. Digambar Dalvi, Director Department of Vocational Education and Training and Dr. Suvarna, Joint Secretary. All the dignitaries went around the workshop and labs, visiting the participants, interacting and motivating them. Nearly 100 winners of Maharashtra state skill competition will get a chance to participate in the IndiaSkills 2021 regional competition to be held in September-October and later at the IndiaSkills National Competition in December 2021.

Speaking on the occasion the cabinet minister Shri. Nawab Malik, encouraged the participants to help Maharashtra make a substantial contribution at the National and International level. He also mentioned about improvements need to be made so that trainers and participants are better equipped to represent at the world level. In his speech Fr. McEnroe Lopes thanked the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and Cabinet Minister present for choosing Don Bosco Kurla. He also shared the history of Don Bosco’s apostolate for the marginalized youth that began with a technical education and the role Salesian congregation is playing in India to give technical education and livelihood to the underprivileged youth.

Don Bosco Kurla is happy to make facilities available for youth who are aspiring to represent India at a World level. Our prayers and good wishes are with them.