India skills competition Nagaland 2018 concludes

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Dimapur, May 20: Showcasing the skills in cooking and patisserie/confectionary by talented students, the four day ‘India skills competition Nagaland 2018’ concluded with a grand finale held at Mhachaki Kohima on May 19.
The four day India skill competitions was organised by Directorate of Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Nagaland in collaboration with event partner Synergy groups enterprise. India Skills Competition, Nagaland 2018, was funded by National Skill Development Corporation, a public& private partnership company with the mandate of catalysing the skill landscape in India.
Commissioner & Secretary, L&E, SD&E, Anenla T Ao in her speech thanked the organiser for taking the initiative in organising such event and making it a successful one. She pointed out that due to lack of proper infrastructure Nagaland is struggling and unable to succeed like other states.
She lamented that Nagaland government should organise more events and give training to people specially to younger generation. She further encouraged the participants to grab the opportunity and even take it up as their profession. She urged the younger generation to spread their wings and venture on the things that interest them and make Nagaland Proud by their success stories.
Addressing the gathering, Analyst for North East Region NSDC Zimik said ‘youth of north eastern states have lots of potential and such events gives them the right platform to showcase their skills’. Encouraging the participants he said, that this is the first step and through their skills and talents the youth can make Nagaland proud. He also that this is just the beginning of the competition and the winners still have regional ,national and world level to showcase their talent and skills.
He stated that the NSDC will continue to support in organising such events financially as well as technically and added that the next competition should be from the grassroot level starting from District and State level so as to bring out the untapped talent from all corners of the state. He also informed that so far four North Eastern States like Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam and Tripura had organised this event.
The participants showcase their skills competition in cooking & Patisserie/ Confectionery. In cooking skill winner was Sentienla Kichu, 1st runner up & 2nd runner were Begum Apchana and Mengukhrielie. In Patisserie /Confectionery skill the winner was Vikhonuo Hibo, 1st runner up & 2nd runner up were Renphamo Ezung & Keneiseinuo Kere.
The winners walked away with a certificate and cash prize of Rs 25000, Rs 15000, Rs 10000 each and two days training at Exotic School of Cooking. All the participants were also given Rs 2000 each.
The Winners of India Skills will get a chance to represent India at world skills Kazan, Russia 2019 and at National level in Bhubaneswar in June, 2018.
The panel of Judges for the competition were Rovi Chasie, Aien Jamir, Alemjungla Jamir, Joel Basumatari and Chenti Phom.
(Page News Service)