22 year old Shweta Ratanpura becomes the first Indian woman to win a medal at the World Skills event

At the 45th WorldSkills Competition, held at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre in Kazan, Russia, Shweta Ratanpura created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal at the event. This year, India sent a 48-member contingent to the event, which was attended by 63 countries. The team participated in 44 categories like mobile robotics, prototype modelling, hairdressing, baking, confectionery and patisserie, welding, brick laying, car painting and floristry.
While 22-year-old Shweta, bagged a bronze medal in the graphic design category, S. Aswatha Narayana, 25, won a gold in water technology, Pranav Nutalapati, 17, won a silver medal in web technologies, and Sanjoy Pramanik, 21, won a bronze in jewelry.
Speaking about their achievements, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “Blazing a trail of glory for India at the global stage, the 48-member Indian team returned with the best-ever finish at the WorldSkills International Competition 2019 in Kazan, Russia by winning 19 medals and medallions of excellence.”

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