Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s S. Aswatha Narayana created history by winning the gold medal at the 45th WorldSkills Competition held in Kazan, Russia on Tuesday.
25-year-old Aswatha Narayan won the gold medal in water technology.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated Aswatha Narayan on winning India’s first-ever gold medal at the WorldSkills Competition.
Congratulate #SkilledInOdisha youth, Aswatha Narayan on winning India's first ever gold medal at @WorldSkills 2019 for showcasing stellar skill in water technology. #Odisha is proud of you. pic.twitter.com/j3youBgswe
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 28, 2019
Besides Aswatha Narayan, the Indian team won one silver and two bronze medals in the global event.
Pranav Nutalapati, 17, from Karnataka, won silver medal in web technologies, while Sanjoy Pramanik, 21, from West Bengal and Shweta Ratanpura, 22 from Maharastra both won bronze medals in Jewellery and graphic design technology respectively.
This is India’s best performance since it first participated at the event in 2007. The Indian team had won one silver, one bronze and nine medallions of excellence in 2017.
Team India created history with its first Gold Medal at the Olympics of Skills aka @WorldSkills 2019!!! Cheers to
S.Aswatha Narayana for his absolutely fantastic performance in the skill of Water technology. #AbSkillsKibari #IndiaWinsAtRussia pic.twitter.com/cCcAjOzsrg
— Skill India (@MSDESkillIndia) August 27, 2019