Meet the Indian team that won medals and medallions at WorldSkills Kazan 2019


Govind Kumar Sonkar, Age 21 years, Car Painting, Uttar Pradesh

Govind Kumar Sonkar - WorldSkills 2019 participantFather’s Occupation: Labourer
Govind is an auto body painting technician from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He is currently employed at ‘My Car Pvt. Ltd’, an automobile dealership company of Maruti Suzuki at Kanpur. Being the son of a labourer, Govind always felt under confident and struggled to fit in. Getting this opportunity and platform of WorldSkills, Govind feels he has finally found a place where he can excel and show the world his caliber.

Farukh Ahmed, Age 20 years, Bakery, Tripura 

Faruk Ahmed - BakeryFather’s Occupation: Unemployed
Baker by profession, Farukh from Tripura, has come a long way. Getting fascinated by bakery products at a young age, he joined Lavonne Academy of Baking and Pastry Arts in Bangalore to bake the products he had always imagined. His desire is to bake more and more innovative products and enjoy the challenges that come with it.

Tushar Phadatare, Age 19 years, Automobile Technology, Maharashtra

Tushar Tukaram - Automobile TechnologyFather’s Occupation: Working in Tata Motors
Following his father’s footsteps, Tushar joined Tata Motors as a full-term apprentice in Pune, Maharashtra. The hands-on-training along with his passion and dedication to learn, helped him achieve first position in Automobile Technology at IndiaSkills National Competition. He is now optimistic to represent his country and bring home a medal.

Shubham Singh, Age 21 years, Cyber Security, Punjab

Shubham Singh - Cyber SecurityFather’s Occupation: Private sector employee
Shubham is a brilliant computer whiz. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in Computer Application from Lovely Professional University, Punjab. Since childhood, Shubham has been keen about learning and experimenting with computer applications. Finding vulnerabilities and solutions in the world wide web has been one of his favourite hobbies. The journey of IndiaSkills has been like a dream come true for him, he is working hard day and night to win a medal for his country.

Swapnil, Age 21 years, Cybersecurity, Delhi

Swapnil - Cyber SecurityFather’s Occupation: Doctor
20-year-old, Swapnil hails from the city of Delhi and is referred to as a computer genius by all his friends. He enjoys tinkering with the computer systems and understanding how they work. He is also keenly interested in cyber security as he believes that this interconnected world of web has progressive threats to one’s privacy and security that needs to be well protected. Swapnil is excited to showcase his skills and talent to the world at the international competition.

Nidhin Prem, Age 22 years, 3D Game Art, Kerala

Nidhin Prem - 3D Digital Art GamingFather’s Occupation: Kerala Police
Nidhin discovered his passion of gaming at a very young age. Following that passion, he decided to study Animation and Gaming from a university in Pune and paved his path to winning gold medal at IndiaSkills National and silver medal at Global Skills Australia. He now has gold medal at WorldSkills Kazan in his line of sight. Nidhin is not only proficient at 3D game art but is adept at playing guitar and piano and loves to cook and swim.

Thasleem Mohideen, Age 20 years, Health and Social Care, Tamil Nadu

Thasleem Mohideen - Health and Social CareFather’s Occupation: Businessman
Since childhood, Thasleem has been passionate about improving the health and social care conditions in India. Having heard several instances of poor health conditions, she was determined to contribute. Thus, to contribute to the noble cause of making affordable healthcare universally available, she completed her Diploma in Dialysis Technology from Apollo Medskills, Chennai. She is now participating with the aim of learning, and honing her skills in the process, while not forgetting her ultimate vision: making India proud.

Suraj, Age 22 years, Auto body Repair, Uttarakhand

Suraj - Autobody RepairSuraj belongs to the beautiful state of Uttarakhand. Since a very young age, Suraj showed keen interest in mechanics and loved painting and repairing his toy cars. Over the years, his fondness of cars transformed him into a seasoned Autobody Repair Technician. With his mother being his pillar of strength and encouragement, Suraj is all geared up to win medals for his country.

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