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Castrol Announces Winners Of Super Mechanic Contest 2021-22

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GUWAHATI, April 12: Castrol India Limited announced the winners of the fourth edition of its Super Mechanic Contest aimed at upskilling Indian mechanics through a competitive national platform. The winners were felicitated by Union minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; Sandeep Sangwan, managing director, Castrol India, and Barun Das, CEO, TV9 Network at a felicitation ceremony held in Delhi NCR.

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The fourth edition of the Castrol Super Mechanic Contest was conducted using both physical and digital media to ensure maximum participation from mechanics across India. It registered record participation from over 1.4 lakh mechanics, through the contest’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) round and a dedicated website. The contest included a range of new digital tools and features, including a mobile game to enable participating mechanics to master various assignments and challenges. Each contestant, in addition to testing dexterity in their field, also gained invaluable and relevant industry knowledge through the various stages. The top 50 participants competed in an on-ground finale spread over three days from April 5-7 last.

Extending its commitment to upskilling and uplifting the mechanic community, Castrol India, in partnership with the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) created a specially designed curriculum covering new-age vehicle diagnostics, and digital tools for next-generation vehicles, BS-VI technology, etc.

Speaking about the contest, Sandeep Sangwan, managing director, Castrol India Limited said, “At the heart of Castrol’s Super Mechanic Contest is our aim to create greater respect and pride that independent mechanics rightfully deserve in their profession. We have used this platform to inspire them to constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills in line with changing industry standards. With the fourth edition of the contest coming to a close, we are extremely delighted to see the enthusiastic response to the contest, as well as the excitement and encouragement it has provided to mechanics. Castrol extends the heartiest congratulations to this season’s winners and will continue to empower the mechanic community.”

Commenting on the occasion, Union minister Pradhan added, “The mechanic community is a pivotal component of India’s automotive sector. Harnessing their talents and sharpening their skills in a systematic and organised manner can play a very important role in expanding their livelihood opportunities, allowing them to venture into changing times with confidence and competence. Programs like the Castrol Super Mechanic Contest go a long way in encouraging, upskilling, and training mechanics, significantly expanding the scope for employment and entrepreneurship in the country.”

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