Aswatha Narayana from Odisha wins gold at World Skills competition


Bhubaneswar: Aswatha Narayana has made Odisha proud by winning the first-ever gold medal for India at World Skills competition held in Kazan, Russia on Tuesday.

He was part of the 48 member team representing India at the 45th World Skills competition held in Russia. The team participated in 44 skills.

Aswatha, a student of the C. V. Raman College of Engineering, bagged the gold in water technology. His interest in the field of Industrial automation had driven him to choose this skill.

 “Since water is the world’s most critical resource, the importance of this occupation and quality of those fulfilling it, is second to none,” said Aswatha.

India has won 4 medals, one gold in Water Technology, one silver in Web Technology and two bronze medals in Jewellery and Graphic Design Technology.

India also got medal of excellence at World Skills in IT software solutions for business, welding, wall and floor tiling, autobody repair, car painting, automobile technology, bricklaying, mobile robotics, patisserie and confectionery, health and social care, visual merchandising, bakery, 3D game art, cybersecurity and mechatronics.

India is among 63 countries participating in the world’s biggest international vocational skill competition, World Skills Kazan 2019.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Aswatha on his stellar performance and thanked him for making Odisha proud.

Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority, Subroto Bagchi has thanked all institutions behind Odisha’s success and asked for greater success of World Skill Competition for 2021 to be held in Sanghai.