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New Delhi : In a move to motivate the competitors representing India at the world stage, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on October 11, 2017, extended his best wishes to the vibrant team from India which will represent the country at the WorldSkills International Abu Dhabi 2017, scheduled from October 14 to 19, 2017.

The candidates will be representing India at the distinguished global platform while participating in 26 categories each having a team of competitor, expert and required interpreter. This year around 1,200 competitors from over 70 countries will compete across 50 skills at the event. The minister also announced  reward for the winners of the competition on their return, according to a PIB release.

Pradhan, according to the PIB release, said, “This is the 6th time that India is participating in WorldSkills and I am confident that this time India will make a mark across all categories. It is our endeavour to make skills aspirational and give the youth of our country the exposure to compete across global and national platforms, where they can prove their mettle. It is a matter of great pride that young talents from different corners of the country are representing India at the WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi. These skill champions will compete against the best of their peers from around the world. I wish the team all the best for success in the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. We need to bring momentum to the Skill India campaign and I would encourage more and more youth to come forward and participate in these opportunities being extended to them.”

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