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GJEPC selects Prasenjit Dari for 41st World Skills International
Will groom him over the following months
By: Diamond World News Service
May 27 2011 4:18PM
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The Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has selected Prasenjit Dari, from Kolkata, to represent India at the 41st World Skills International slated for October 5th to 8th, 2011 at London. The event is organised by Amsterdam-based not-for-profit organization, and this is the first time that India will be participating in it.

The Council had joined hands with the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) to conduct training programmes and rigorous selection process to select an individual with skills in Setting, Refining, Cutting, Sawing, Filing, Drilling, Milling, Scrapping, Forming Wires, Soldering, Wire Drawing, Embossing, Polishing & Designing or any skill equivalent and related to jewellery making.

The winner, Prasenjit Dari, was announced and felicitated at an event held at the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery Campus, Andheri, Mumbai, and graced by Farah Ali Khan, a renowned jewellery designer of India as Chief Guest.

Mr. Sanjay Kothari, Vice Chairman, GJEPC said, "GJEPC takes the onus to prepare and train the candidate strenuously over next few months to represent India at this global platform. India is an established centre for diamond, Gems & Jewellery globally, it’s time to take the Nation and the industry to the next level and strive towards being recognised as a "Design Centre" in Jewellery making the world over”.

Prasenjit Dari was amongst 14 of India’s top talents who participated at the competition followed by Ruchika Navale as the runner up. The jury included Shimul Vyas from NID, Mahesh Rao, Ashok Minnawala, Pankaj Parekh, Venugopal, Parag Vyas & Col Kharbanda.

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