It is indeed a proud moment for the entire nation as Aswatha Narayana, a college student from Bhubaneswar, Odisha scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at WorldSkills competition. The competition took place in Kazan city of Russia on August 27.
He bagged a gold medal in water technology in the competition that was held between August 23 and August 27.
“It is a testament of our relationship with water that we have won the gold medal in Water Technology at the recently held @WorldSkillsKZN International Competition in Russia. We have the right talent now we need to pledge our commitment to water management,” Skills India tweeted.
“Since water is the world’s most critical resource, the importance of this occupation and quality of those fulfilling it, is second to none,” Aswatha Narayana said.
India has by won a total of 19 medals at the competition including – 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 bronze medals along with 15 medals of excellence. More than 1,350 competitors from 63 countries participated in the global competition.
“We are so proud of the accomplishments of all of Team India. The @WorldSkills provide us with a special occasion to unite in so many ways and to achieve truly wonderful things. We offer warmest congratulations to team India @NSDCINDIA @WorldSkillsInd @MSDESkillIndia.”
‘With this historic triumph, Team India won hearts and set a new standard of skilling on the world stage. India finished 13th in the overall standings several notches up from the last time when it won 11 medals and finished in the 19th position at Abu Dhabi in 2017,’ an official statement read.