Odisha emerges as champion at India Skills 2021, tops medal tally

Bhubaneswar: Odisha became champion at the India Skills 2021 national competition as it topped the medal tally with as many as 51 medals.

Team Odisha members bagged 10 Gold, 18 Silver, 9 Bronze and 14 Medallion of Excellence at the event.

Kerala and Maharashtra were placed at second and third positions, respectively.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the ‘Skilled in Odisha’ youths for their performance at the competition.

The CM said that Odisha will send the largest contingent to World Skill Shanghai event.

India Skills is organised by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency for skill and entrepreneurship development, working under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

India Skills 2021 was held in New Delhi this month. The closed-door event witnessed participants from 26 states/ union territories competing in more than 50 skills such as car painting, patisserie and confectionery, welding, additive manufacturing, cyber security, floristry among others.

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