It seems India is shining her best now. After a glorious streak of golds and silvers by the country’s sports athletes, another line of trophies were poured in by the nation’s vocational education and skills experts. A jubilant Indian team created history at the 45th WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia after it won four medals and 15 medallions of excellence. Winning one gold, one silver and two bronze medals, this is the country’s best performance since it first participated at the event in 2007 as it took the 13 the position out of 63 countries that participated in the international skilling event.
The Indian contingent’s gold medal was bagged by S Aswatha Narayana in water technology while Pranav Nutalapati won silver medal in web technologies. India got the third podium finish in both jewellery and graphic design technology with Sanjoy Pramanik and Shweta Ratanpura winning the bronze medals respectively. 22-year-old Ratanpura added another record to her name as she first ever woman from India to win a medal at World Skills.
The skills development ministry was delighted as it was quoted saying, “Blazing a trail of glory for India at the global stage, the 48-member Indian team returned with the best-ever finish at the WorldSkills International Competition 2019 in Kazan, Russia by winning 19 medals and medallions of excellence”.