Berger Paints unites with Paints and Coatings Skill Council & NSDC to train talents for India Skills Competition 2018
Kolkata, 8 October 2018: Berger Paints India Ltd., the second largest paint company has recently associated with Paints and coatings Skill Council and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train six regional champions from the India Skills Competition in the painting and decorating category. These champions hail from Kerala, Chandigarh, Haryana & Bihar. The India Skills Competition was organized at Aerocity in Delhi from 2 Oct to 5 October. The winner was Ms Priya Gaira from Chandigarh, Mr Sahil Kapil also from Chandigarh was the runner up and Mr Kartavya Saini from Haryana was placed third. The first two will represent India in the Paint and Decorating category in the world skills competition to be held in Kazan, Russia in 2019
NSDC organizes the lndia Skills Competition every two years in association with state governments and industries. This year more than 400 young talents across 27 states and union territories competed in 46 skills, 10 traditional skills and 4 demo skills. The winners received a cash prize along with an opportunity to represent India at World Skills Competition, in Kazan, Russia in August in 2019. Berger Paints will also further train the winners, help in upscaling their skills, and prepare them for WorldSkills Competition. Berger Paints in association with Paints and coatings skill council and NSDC came forward with an objective to promote young talents of the nation by not only honing their skills but also amplifying their employment quotient. Berger Paints organized training classes at Karigari Bhawan in Kolkata.
Berger Paints has always been committed to dispense its responsibility towards the cause of the society through a variety of philanthropic and benevolent initiatives benefiting the society. Speaking on this initiative Mr. Abhijit Roy, MD & CEO of Berger Paints India Limited said, “Berger Paints has always been a socially responsible corporate entity and our basic objective is to look for an overall sustainable development. The idea behind such an association is to encourage the youth of our nation and provide platforms to represent skills at an international level along with raising employment quotient for those individuals. We are grateful to the government of India to provide us an opportunity to be a part of such noble initiative”.