Bangalore, October 31, 2022: With great passion and grit, Nandita Saxena, from Karnataka, won a silver medal for India in the Patisserie and Confectionary Skill at the WorldSkills competition 2022 in Bern, Switzerland. She completed her undergraduate degree in culinary arts and gained practical knowledge during her training at IHM Aurangabad. Under the guidance of her WorldSkills India Expert, Vinesh Johny, she learnt the nuances of her trade which boosted her confidence, giving her the virtues of patience and perseverance at Lavonne Academy India, Bengaluru. A multi-faceted individual, Nandita is also a national-level lawn tennis player.
Nandita is the first female competitor in the history of India’s participation at WorldSkills Competition to win Silver Medal.
She won a silver medal at National Skill Competition – IndiaSkills 2021 and post that she was under training at Lavonne Academy India under the expert supervision of India’s WorldSkills Expert – Mr Vinesh Jhonny.
Regular training of 15 hours per day for continuous 9 months has been her routine. Skills, mental agility and physical strength are the core attributes which she aces at.
Exhibiting extraordinary talent and skills, twenty candidates from India, won two silvers, three bronzes and thirteen medallions for excellence in the ongoing WorldSkills Competition 2022 (WSC2022). They participated in the following trades — Water Technology, Patisserie and Confectionary, Hotel Reception, Prototype Modelling, Mechatronics, Graphic Design Technology, Bakery, Jewellery, Web Technologies, Health & Social Care, Mobile Robotics, Restaurant Services, Information Network Cabling, Autobody Repair, Automobile Technology, 3d Digital Game Art, Fashion Technology and Hair Dressing in the ongoing WorldSkills Competition 2022 (WSC2022). This is also the first time that India has won a medal in the skill of Hotel Reception.
A strong 58-member Indian contingent is competing in WSC2022, the biggest skills competition in the world. The competitors from India are showcasing their skills in 52 trades across 15 countries in Europe, Korea, Japan, and the USA. In the current edition of the competition, Team India is competing in six new-age skills, including Industry 4.0, Robot System Integration, Additive Manufacturing, and Renewable Energy.
On the recognition that India is receiving at this global platform, Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, NSDC said, “This year’s WorldSkills Competition has raised the benchmark for skill development and team India’s hard work has already started paying off. I feel extremely proud to see so many of our youngsters achieving glory on such a prestigious global platform. I urge them to carry this torch forward and inspire others to take up vocational training and help us make India the skill capital of the world.”
WorldSkills Competitions are the gold standard of skills excellence. They inspire young competitors to reach new heights, helping them turn their passion into a profession. The 46th WorldSkills Competition will bring together more than 1,400 young professionals, representing over 60 countries. In 2019, a 48-strong contingent took part in WorldSkills International in Kazan, Russia.
The team won one gold (Water Technology), one silver (Web technology), two bronze (Jewellery and Graphic Design Technology) and 15 medallions for excellence.
Summary of India’s performance so far in WorldSkills Competition 2022 is given below:
|S.No||Name||Medal||Skill||Host Country||Expert Name|
|1||Praveen Kumar Giri||Silver||Water Technology||Stuttgart, Germany||Rajat Kumar|
|2||Nandita Saxena||Silver||Pattessrie and confectionary||Lucern, Switzerland||Vinesh Jhonny|
|3||Likith Kumar YP||Bronze||Prototype Modelling||Bern, Switzerland||Bhaskar Singh B|
|4||Karthik Gowda and
|Bronze||Mechatronics||Stuttgart, Germany||Bhagyashree Patil|
|5||Anushree Srinivasan||Bronze||Hotel Reception||Montreux, Switzerland||Aagman Baury|
|6||Steven Harris||Medallion for Excellence||Graphic design technology||Aurau, Switzerland||Satish Narayana|
|7||Pratham Sharma||Medallion for Excellence||Bakery||Lucern, Switzerland||Dr. Avin|
|8||Abhinav Verma||Medallion for Excellence||3d Digital gaming Art||Korea, Goyang||Pradeep Kumar|
|9||Vaisakh||Medallion for Excellence||Information network cabling||Japan, Kyoto||Ninad Desai|
|10||Advaith||Medallion for Excellence||Web technologies||Korea, Goyang||Dhruv Joshi|
|11||Subasis Paul||Medallion for Excellence||Jewellery||Geneva,Switzerland||Anupam Karmakar|
|12||Sonu Lather||Medallion for Excellence||Autobody Repair||Bern, Switzerland||Dhaval Rajput|
|13||Mohammad Siyad and
|Medallion for Excellence||Mobile Robotics||Bordeaux, France||Karan Patil|
|14||Saraswathy PV||Medallion for Excellence||Health and Social Care||Bordeaux, France||Jaideep Herbert|
|15||Divejya||Medallion for Excellence||Fashion Technology||Helsinki, Finland||Monika Gupta|
|16||Charmi Sen||Medallion for Excellence||Hairdressing||Helsinki, Finland||Samantha Kochharr|
|17||Subrat Patel||Medallion for Excellence||Restaurant Services||Lucern, Switzerland||Paristosh Dabral|
|18||Mohammad Salman||Medallion for Excellence||Automobile Technology||Desdern, Germany|