- March 1, 2015
-- From the 15th century mystic poet Kabir’s city “Sant Kabir Nagar” to the city of Saint Paul of Tarsus in glittering São Paulo, Brazil, it will be a journey to fame and honour for Julferkar Ali Bhutto, a student of the Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC)
who got a chance to represent India at the ‘43rd World Skills Competition’ to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from August 11 to August 16, 2015
. Julferkar has been selected to represent the nation after he bagged the top position in the national competitions on fashion technology organized by World Skills India
held at Pragati Maidan,New Delhi in association with the NSDC
and ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship
and supported by ATDC
and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) .
Julferkar received the “winner” certificate from , Sh S Ramadorai, Chairman NSDA and NSDC in the presence of Sh Pawan Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Min. of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Sh Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, NSDC in an august gathering at the closing ceremony of the World Skills India Final Selections at Pragati Maidan on 28 Feb 2015.
The world skills competition is the largest international vocational skills competition regarded as the Skills Olympics, World Skills (WS) is an event at the international level, held every two year where participants from all over the world compete in 42 Skill categories. The World Skills competition enables the best of the world’s young people to motivate and inspire successive generations to see that vocational skills can lead to secure and fulfilling lives in a fast changing competitive world. In 2013, the World Skills was held in Leipzig, Germany.
Julferkar Ali Bhutto is native from Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.Julferkar has been living in a 12x14 feet room with no kitchen and shared toilet for the last eight years in Prem Nagar, New Delhi with his parents, four brothers and two sisters. His father any how make the both ends meet by doing Embroidery work at his native place. To represent India at an international meet is a special achievement for any Indian. For Bhutto, the feat was many times more challenging. The son of a tailor carried forward the legacy of his father and his passion towards stitching but there was no end to his financial woes yet.
But he overcame all this and more to represent India at Brazil. Telling his story, Julferkar said, ‘‘I have inherited this skills from my ancestors and it flows in my DNA. My father is the secret behind my success and off course ATDC who give me wings to fly and to make our nation proud .My passion drove me to ATDC, Rohini, and this is like a stepping stone to firm up my skill development efforts and will open another chapter of my life.’’ Muniram who is a Bus conductor in Uttar Pradesh Roadways and best friend of Julferkar said “I am Proud to be a best friend of Julferkar and I really applaud his talent, hard work and recent success. This is just a start for him and yet many more success will touch his toes”.
Congratulating Julferkar, DG & CEO of ATDC Dr. Darlie Koshy
said, ‘‘In order to give definition to his passion and perfection, Julferkar joined an apparel training course in ATDC aided by the Delhi Government through DSFDC after clearing Class 12th from Saint Kabir Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.’’ The ATDC, under the aegis of AEPC has emerged as India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector with around 200 ATDCs, including 65 ATDC vocational institutes and over 135 ATDC- SMART Centres and Skill Camps, across 22 states & 85 cities of India.’’ We are thrilled for his successful at Brazil and are thrilled further by his continuing successes. We hope to see more such talented people to get the support and funds they deserve from ATDC to access the necessary training gear, facilities and coaching to be able to compete both nationally and internationally. We always assist many such talented people as they compete to win medals for India. “These achievements are just to make us sensitive of our actual potential which is immensely great.