Cuttack: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated Odisha Skills-2018 on the occasion of birth anniversary celebration of Utkal Gauraba Madhusudan Das at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, here.
Odisha Skills-2018, the first-of-its-kind State-level skill competition organised by Government of Odisha will provide students and trainees across the state a platform to showcase their talent and prove their merits on a bigger stage.
During the event, as many as 7000 participants from across the state will compete among themselves in six sectors and 25 skills. Those who excel will be selected for the national-level competition.
The Chief Minister had announced a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for gold medalist, Rs 75,000 for the silver medalist and Rs 50,000 for the bronze medalist at the national level from the state.
The winners at the national level will compete at the international skills competition platform in Russia next year.