Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC) along with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSD&E) led the India Skills competition in Beauty Therapy, Hair Dressing & Yoga to its finale.
The national competition was flagged off by Dr Biswajit Saha, Director – Skill Education & Training, CBSE; Mr. R P Singh, Joint Secretary, Skill Education & Training, CBSE; Dr. Blossom Kochhar – Chairperson, B&WSSC, Mr. Sandeep Ahuja – Co-Chairperson, B&WSSC; Ms. Gurpreet Seble – Treasurer, B&WSSC and Ms. Monica Bahl – CEO, B&WSSC. The distinguished gathering was graced by Ms. Vaishali Shah – Chief Expert for India (Beauty Therapy); Ms. Samantha Kochhar – Chief Expert for India (Hair Dressing), Ms. Richa Agarwal, Mentor along with other eminent jury members across the country. The India Skills competition is a national platform that exposes young people to international training standards. By doing so, it will be easier for the youth to discover the value of skills and make vocational training an aspiration. Winners of the IndiaSkills National Competition will receive training and be eligible to represent the country at the coveted World Skills Competition to be held in Shanghai, China in 2022. In the current cycle of India Skills national competition, B&WSSC has introduced ‘Yoga’ as a participating trade under the demo-skills category.
The winners of the National Skills Competition beauty category were Rinkal Karotra, from Maharashtra. She won a Gold Medal. Pritisha Barman, from Assam, won a Silver Medal. The silver medalist was Rojalin Brahma from Odisha. In the hair dressing category, Charmi Sen from Rajasthan won Gold Medal, Abdul Rahim from Delhi won silver medal, Vijay Kumar from Karnataka won Bronze. In the Yoga demo skill category, Isha Jahnavi from Karnataka won gold, Ayush Kumar Mishra from Chattisgarh won silver, Mitali Suhas from Goa won silver, Chekka Sanker from Andhra Pradesh won bronze medal.
WorldSkills Competition has grown in popularity over the years, earning the reputation as an ‘Olympics of Skills’. WorldSkills Competition is the largest vocational education and skills excellence competition in the world that represents global industry. All competitors are under the age of 22 and are chosen from skill competitions held in WorldSkills Member countries and regions to participate in the competition. India placed 13th out of 63 countries that participated in World Skills 2019 in Kazan, Russia.
The B&WSSC conducted regional competitions to determine the winners for all participating skills: East (Patna), West (Gandhinagar), North (Chandigarh), and South (Visakhapatnam), backed by members of the industry. B&WSSC has onboarded L’Oreal India as the title sponsor for Beauty Therapy & Hair dressing skills. The Art of Living has come onboard as the knowledge partner for Yoga. The supporting partners are: Aroma Magic; VLCC; Nails Spa by Gurpreet; LTA School of Beauty; Orane International School of Beauty &Wellness; Cleopatra Chain of Beauty, Wellness, Spa &Makeup; Make-Up Studio; Cheryls; Anoos International Beauty School; Urban Company; Esskay; Kiana; ISAS; CV Pro; Glam Looks; Kairali Ayurvedic Centre, Marc and Ikonic.
India Skills promotes the aspirational value of acquiring skills.Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council has been offering assistance to states and has organized workshops to improve participation in these competitions.