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India Skills Kerala 2020: Zonal Contests Kick Off

In Education
January 28, 2020

The five-day zonal competitions of India Skills Kerala 2020 commenced in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode today (Monday).

B Sathyan MLA, inaugurated the South Zone competitions at the Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Attingal, here. The multi-tier India Skills Kerala competitions are being organised by the Industrial Training Department (ITD) and the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), both under the State Labour and Skills Department.

KS Dharmarajan, Additional Director, ITD, presided over the function. MS Nahas, Inspector of Training, Thiruvananthapuram, welcomed the gathering. A Shammy Baker, Principal, Govt. ITI, Attingal, proposed the vote of thanks. B. Vijayan, Inspector of Training, Chenneerkara; and D. Shobana, Vice Principal, Govt. ITI, Attingal, were also present.

Competitions in Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Welding, Electrical Installations, Electronics, and Joinery will be held at the Govt. ITI, Attingal. As many as 1,194 contestants are competing in the South Zone competitions. The preliminary district-level competitions of the event had concluded on January 20.

Those who haven’t yet received the hall ticket, can get it from their respective India Skills Kerala profile and they can turn up on Tuesday (January 28) at the respective centres for participating in the competitions. For more details, visit: www.indiaskillskerala.com. In the previous edition, competitions were held in 20 skills. This has been steeply increased to 42, which include 20 academic skills and 22 specialised skills.

The grand state-level finale is scheduled from February 22 to 24, at Swapna Nagari, Kozhikode. State-level competition winners will get Rs One lakh each as prize money, and runners up Rs 50,000. All finalists will get Rs 10,000 each. The state-level winners will qualify for the national competitions and the prize-winning performers at the national round will get an opportunity to represent the country at the World Skills 2021 in Shanghai, China.