The apex skilling body of the Indian Plumbing Industry, IPSC (Indian Plumbing Skills Council) organized the mega event, “Plumbing Skills Mahotsav” which was inaugurated by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship at Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi. The day long event was attended by almost 10,000 plumbers from all parts of North India who were trained in the latest plumbing techniques and were also handed out participation certificates. Many who have already undergone skill training and assessment are also being felicitated with the IPSC-Skill India Certification. One of the biggest highlight of the event was the launch of Plumber Konnect – World’s 1st Mobile App which aims to bring certified plumbers closer to its users. Plumbing Skills Mahotsav also witnessed the best plumbers being handpicked for International and Domestic placements by the companies as a part of the Job Fair. Other excitement at the mega event includes Lucky Draw including Motorcycles, TVs, Tool Kits, and Prizes etc.
Dharmendra Pradhan said, “With a workforce of more than 8 lakh, the plumbing community is one of the largest in India. Building a New India will require a highly skilled workforce including those in the plumbing sector. It is our responsibility to update our workforce in plumbing sector with skills & technology to meet the demands of evolving market and aspirations of a New India. The nature of plumbing industry is also evolving fast. We must keep pace with the rapid changes to build a world class skilled workforce in the plumbing sector. We will ensure every plumber has a bank account, has a life, accident & health insurance to cover for his/her needs.”
“With majority of the plumbing industry workforce in India informally trained, it is imperative for us to incorporate technological interventions to expand the horizon of skill training across our plumbing workforce to match with the global standards,” further added Pradhan.
He also appealed the plumbing community to avail loan facility under MUDRA Yojana and walk on the path of self-employment and evolve from being job seekers to job creators.
On the occasion, Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan also handed over awards to distinguished people in the plumbing community and certificates to skilled candidates in plumbing.
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of IPSC in a written message, “Hereby take this opportunity to congratulate Indian Plumbing Skills Council for their stupendous effort of organizing the Plumbing Skills Mahotsav 2019, an occasion which will not only bring together around 10,000 plumbers on a single platform, but it would also be the biggest such event ever conducted. It would also be a unique opportunity for the entire plumbing fraternity – industry, ministry and plumbing work force – to converge and pave the way forward together. The Skilling world has its eyes set on scale, speed and precision, the three cornerstones on which the event will be poised, I believe.”