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India looks to excel in Skill Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

is looking to excel at WorldSkills Competition 2017, popularly known as Skill Olympics, being held in in the United Arab Emirates from tomorrow.

will be participating in 26 categories in the competition that will conclude on October 19, a press release today said.

Two of the 28 members of the Indian team hail from West Bengal, the release added.

Of them, Asrof Jamal, one of the two participants from West Bengal, had studied Jewellery manufacturing in and got selected for the competition in July 2016, where he stood second and sailed through in the subsequent regional rounds held at Ganjam and

The 21-year-old Rohim Momin, the other participant from the state, will compete in the brick laying segment. He started working for ATS in from 2013 and from 2015 and represented ATS at the Regional Competition held in and also awarded a silver medal for excellence in brick laying work.

The WorldSkills Competition is a flagship event of the WorldSkills International, organised every two years and the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world.

"They would compete at the WorldSkills Competition against the best of their peers from around the world," Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was quoted in the release as saying.

Pradhan also holds the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

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

First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 20:22 IST