Pune, 5th July 2016: CREDAI concluded the Pre-National Level Competition for India Skills 2016, today at Solitaire Business Hub, Yerawada, Pune. Mr. Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs Administration, Parliamentary Affairs in Government of Maharashtra; Mr. Getamber Anand, President – CREDAI; Mr. ShantilaI Kataria, Vice-President, CREDAI and Mr. Jitendra Thakker, Chairman, Skills Development Committee - CREDAI graced the occasion as the Guests of Honour. The competition was conducted by CREDAI’s Associate Partners, Kushal & Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC). Mr. Kavish Thakwani from Kushal and Mr. Gladwyn Victor from RAGC were the Jury members for this prestigious competition.
Nagma Shaikh (1st position), Dharmendra Metan (2nd Position), Niraj Kumar Manjhi, Indrajit Mahato, Kamlesh Chauhan, Vittal Yeole, Rahim Momin & Taukir Ansari were announced as the winners in Bricklaying. Sabavath Sanjay Kumar (1st position), Shailendra Chavan (2nd Position), Nasiruddin Shaikh, Chauhan Hitesh Bhavanbhai, Shankar Roy, Kesu Mandal, Rathalavath Kumar & Balvir Singh were the winners in Wall & Floor Tiling for the Southern Zone. The first and second position winners were awarded with a certificate of recognition, a medal and a monetary reward worth Rs. 2000 each. The winners of Pre-National Level Competition will now compete in the India Skills 2016 be held in Delhi from 15th-17th July in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minster of India, Shri. Narendra Modi. The winners of the India Skills event will then be trained by CREDAI at Kushal for the World Skills Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and will be awarded Rs 1 Lakh each as prize money.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Jitendra Thakker, Chairman, Skills Development Committee – CREDAI, said “CREDAI, being an apex body in the sector, has the right mix of experience and technical know-how to work at skilling construction workers. CREDAI aims to facilitate the right ecosystem that enables the unskilled workforce to go ahead with skill development. These competitions are a showcase of what our nation’s workforce can achieve given the right environment and training and CREDAI is elated to be a part of this process.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Getamber Anand, President – CREDAI, said “CREDAI believes in the mission of making India the Skills Capital of the World. Our experience in the sector helps provide the right kind of guidance and ecosystem to facilitate the upskilling of the unskilled construction workers. This will not only help the industry and the nation, but the workers themselves as well. The kind of participation we have seen today gives me great hope about the programme and I believe that whoever comes out at the top will make India proud at the global forum, showcasing the potential that lies within our nation’s human capital.”
CREDAI entered in the world of skilling with its flagship program “Kushal” in 2011. Since, then CREDAI has been focussing a lot in skill training of construction workers. Taking cognizance of CREDAI’s commitment towards skilling of construction workers PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL) associated with it for upscaling the construction workers under its CSR initiative. With the support and trust of PNBHFL CREDAI is expanding skill training of construction workers across India. So far CREDAI has trained more than 27000 construction workers in a period of 5 years.
Established in 1999, The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India, better known as CREDAI, is the apex body for private real estate developers in India, representing over 11,500 developers through 24 states and 159 city chapters across the country. CREDAI has organized the industry and is accepted as trusted partner with Government representatives, policy makers, investors, finance companies and consumers.