The fourth edition of the “Super Mechanic Contest” organized by Castrol India Limited has recently concluded, and the list of winners of the competition is out. Around 1,40,000 mechanics around India participated in the contest, and the winners were felicitated by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Details of the contest
Organized using both physical and digital media, which resulted in an increase in participation than ever before. More than 1,40,00 mechanics registered their participation through an interactive voice response (IVR) round conducted on a dedicated website. In addition to a mobile game including various stages, the contest also included various challenges through various digital tools and features.
After filtration, the top 50 contestants selected competed with each other in the finale round, which took place from 5-7 April 2022. For the final round, a curriculum was designed by Castrol India Limited and the Automotive Skills Development Council, which consisted of new-age vehicle diagnostics and digital tools for new-age vehicles and technologies.
List of the complete winners
Winner – Kalka Prasad
1st runner up – Maru Mayur Bhai
2nd runner up – Dharmaraj
Winner – Kishor Kallapa Gatade
1st runner up – Pravesh Kumar Rawat
2nd runner up – Gandaboina Ramakrishna
What did the chief guests say about the event?
On the occasion, 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.”
Adding to Sangwan’s comments, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said, “The mechanic community is a pivotal component of India’s automotive sector. Harnessing their talents and sharpening their skills in a systematic and organized 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.”