Bhubaneswar: A college student from Bhubaneswar, Aswatha Narayana became the first Indian to win gold at World Skills competition in Kazan city of Russia on Tuesday.
Narayana created history after bagging the Gold in water technology in the competition held between August 23 and 27.
“Since water is the world’s most critical resource. the importance of this occupation and quality of those fulfilling it is second to none,” Narayana said.
India has also won a silver medal in Web Technology and two bronze medals in jewellery and graphic design technology, an official release said.
A 48-member team was sent to Russia and the team participated in 44 skills.
India also received the medal of excellence at World Skills in IT software solutions for business, welding, wall and floor tiling, autobody repair, car painting, automobile technology, bricklaying, mobile robotics, patisserie and confectionery, health and social care, visual merchandising, bakery, 3D game art, cybersecurity and mechatronics.