The Karnataka Skill Development Corporation under the Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Livelihood department organized a “Skillathon” to commemorate World Youth Skills Day. The event was an initiative to promote problem-solving for contemporary challenges. The event was open to individuals from across the state, and the participants were given 3 problem statements to choose from, and create a roadmap for implementing a solution for the same.
A team from PES University (Ring Road) comprising Dhruva G, Harshitha Srikanth, Ishani Bhat, and Koti Anirudh, currently in their 5th semester pursuing their B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering, were placed third in the Skillathon. They worked on creating a sustainable market for products produced by self-employed & artisans engaged in traditional crafts.
They were felicitated in the Vidhan Soudha by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Livelihood, Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan. They were awarded a certificate and a cheque for Rs 15,000 by the Chief Minister.
The Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University, Dr. M R Doreswamy of PES University said I applaud the work done by our 5th Semester CSE students. It involves great technological innovation in the national interest, the work will benefit the self-employed artisans engaged in the traditional crafts sector. Dr. Doreswamy continued, PES University will provide whatever support is required for experimentation and innovation for the benefit of a larger cause that promotes nation-building.