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Indian contingent to display skills at Abu Dhabi event

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

A 28-member Indian contingent will take part in 26 disciplines at a biennial international skills event to be held in from Sunday.

The Indian contingent, which has been chosen as part of the significant three countries along with the and the Netherlands, will display their skills during the opening ceremony of the four-day World Skills (WSAD) 2017 event, the Indian consulate in said.


India's Ambassador to the Navdeep Suri will inaugurate the Pavilion on Sunday, it said, adding that the Indian delegation comprises 10 interpreters and 10 special experts.

This year's event is the 44th World Skills Competition in which competitors from 77-member countries and regions will take part in 51 skill categories.

Launched in 1950, the competition is held every two years around the world. joined the World Skills International Organisation as its 48th member, the statement said.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the nodal agency for WSAD 2017 and has been leading the country's participation at World Skills International Competitions since 2011.

The Indian competitors, including representatives from FICCI and CII, TATA, Maruti, Mahindra, are from 11 states.

Trade bodies CII and FICCI along with other partners have been given the responsibility of leading and promoting skills in beauty therapy, mechatronics, cabin making and welding.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 14:07 IST
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