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‘India Skills 2016’ takes off in the city

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BENGALURU:  In order to promote the ‘Make in India’ campaign inaugurated by the BJP government, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) flagged off the South Zone competition for the event ‘India Skills 2016’.

There were two main competitions on bricklaying, and wall and floor tiling, under which there were over 50 participants each, contesting to bag the first place which offers a cash prize of Rs 20,000 and an opportunity to showcase their skills at the all India Skills event which is to be held at Kanpur later this year.

Speaking about the occasion, Mr Jitendra Thakker, Chairman, Skills Development Committee, CREDAI, said “The participants get plenty of encouragement to improve their skill sets by undergoing this training and appear for the competitions held at the regional, national, and international levels.”

Referring to Parsuraman, a mason who went past the regional and national level competitions to win the World Skill award in 2015, Thakker further added, “Such achievements motivate other laborers to follow suit, receive training and excel. This current venture is bound to see a sea change in the coming years in the productivity and performance of the labor force and the quality of work rendered.”

Lauding the efforts of National Skill Development Cooperation (NSDC), he added, “This initiative of CREDAI with NSDC will not only improve the skill of the labor force, enabling them to offer quality work, increasing their productivity as well as improving the efficiency of their performance, in turn making them more employable; it will also increase their confidence and self-esteem, creating better citizens.”

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