Not Just Sports, Women Are Bringing In Medals For Their Stellar Skills And We Are So Proud. Say Hello To Shweta Ratanpura
Our country is known for many things but in recent times, it’s either for crimes, pollution or political instability, none of which are markers of anything remotely good. But thanks to certain women of our country, we finally have some redeeming qualities and a semi-decent status at a global level. After the great and incredible performances of sportswomen like P V Sindhu and Komalika Bari who have won India a gold at the world championships, ace graphic designer Shweta Ratanpura has managed to bag India a bronze in the World Skills event.
The first ever woman candidate from India to win @WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia- Shweta Ratanpura! She's won a bronze medal in the graphic design category and made us proud. Congratulations! #IndiaWinsAtRussia ?? pic.twitter.com/3oOL8C7mgO
— Skill India (@MSDESkillIndia) August 28, 2019
Held in Russia and with 63 other countries in attendance, Shweta Ratanpura of India was one of the 19 people who represented India for various skills. And we didn’t get just one. We bagged ourself quite a few awards – we were in the 13th position with 1 gold in water technology, 1 silver in web technology and 2 bronze in jewellery and graphic design, with 15 others being given awards for excellence. India held a proud position at this event.
With this achievement, Shweta also became the first ever woman from India at the World Skills event to reach and subsequently win. She won herself a bronze in the graphic design category and opened so many doors of hope for women in the country. It’s inspiring to watch talent and hard work come together to scale greater heights.
The dream of becoming the skills capital is turning into a reality. With support of industry & correct training, India is setting records in skill development. Our first Gold Medal at WorldSkills is testament to that! #IndiaWinsAtRussia #AbSkillsKiBari pic.twitter.com/lhM5O5zF6s
— RISHABH SURANA (@rishabhanalyst) August 28, 2019
Post such an impressive win, the Skills Development Ministry issued a statement saying, “Blazing a trail of glory for India at the global stage, the 48-member Indian team returned with the best-ever finish at the World Skills International Competition 2019 in Kazan, Russia by winning 19 medals and medallions of excellence.”
It is instances like these that need to be highlighted as the pallor of gloom and helplessness looms large. These are stories that need to be told and heard and shared, so that people know that they are being celebrated. And for the women who are paving the way, Hauterfly will tell their stories and we hope you are listening! You make us proud, Shweta Ratanpura!