Water Treatment skill wins - Gold Medal in World Skill Contest
Odisha engineering graduate becomes India’s first-ever gold medallist in World Skill Contest
Aswatha Narayana Sanagavarapu, a B Tech graduate in Applied electronics from CV Raman Engineering College of Bhubaneswar won the gold medal, the only gold by any Indian so far, as he showed his skills in the water technology beating 9 other competitors.
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
25-year-old Aswatha Narayana Sanagavarapu from Odisha became the first-ever gold medallist from India in the prestigious World Skill Competition.
Showing his skills in the emerging field of water technology, a 25-year-old electronics engineer from Odisha became the first-ever gold medallist from India in the prestigious World Skill Competition 2019 at Kazan(Russia).
Aswatha Narayana Sanagavarapu, a B Tech graduate in Applied electronics from CV Raman Engineering College of Bhubaneswar won the gold medal, the only gold by any Indian so far, as he showed his skills in the water technology beating nine other competitors from countries such Korea, Germany, Brazil, Iran, Belarus, Vietnam, Russia and South Africa. Apart from him, Lufeng Zeng from China also won Gold. The contest was held at Kazan city between August 23 and 27. The closing ceremony of the Contest held today saw 35,000 people attend the event featuring music, dance, and fireworks.
Apart from Aswatha, the other Indians who won medals in the competition are Pranav Nutalapati, Sanjoy Pramanik and Shweta Ratanpura. Pranav Nutalapati won silver medal in web technologies, Sanjoy Pramanik and Shweta Ratanpura won bronze medals in Jewellery and graphic design technology respectively.
The World Skills Competition is a biennial event that attracts more than 1,300 competitors from all over the world and gives youth the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become an outstanding performer in their skill of choice.
Aswatha, who stays with his father, a tuition master in Bhubaneswar, said in water technology, he donned the role of a Water Technician to ensure that the potable water is available from a treatment plant.
“This involved us to do tasks based on the challenges faced in Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment. We had to collect and analyse the samples of water and perform chemical & biological analysis to achieve optimum dosages of chemicals in the treatment process. Then we were asked to find faults in piping, valves and pumps and carry out repair if needed. We were also tested on our ability to assemble sensors to monitor process parameters and be able to create an automated system where we control the process of the plant in filtration and supply of water and monitor them by plotting & visualising graphs using the Process control system,” said Aswatha