Prince Sumberia, an engineering student from Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu & Kashmir, won the Asia Digital Skills Challenge held in Singapore today 20th July.

Congratulating the winner, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary Ministry of Electronics and IT and Head of Digital India said, "This is indeed fantastic news. I am absolutely delighted to hear this. My congratulations and best wishes to the winner."

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Prince Sumberia won the competition beating finalists from 6 other countries -- Singapore, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Bhutan and Vietnam. The students were tested on their core digital skills tests including Online Collaboration, IT Security and Advanced Spreadsheets.

In the lead upto the Asian challenge, Prince was the joint winner with Josuto Rudopra from Nagaland where over 3000 students from 26 Indian cities participated in the national finals in India. The two were invited to Singapore by ICDL to participate in the Asia Digital Skills Challenge 2017.

The Asia Digital Skills Challenge is the largest digital skills competition in Asia, organized by ICDL Foundation, open to students between 18 – 25 years old.

Congratulating Prince, Mr. Damien O'Sulliven, CEO of ICDL Foundation said that the winner has demonstrated exceptional competence in the use of computer technology. He added that, "It’s a great achievement for India and demonstrates highest level of digital competency amongst youth of India."

About ICDL Foundation, it is an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society. ICDL certifications, delivered through an active network in more than 100 countries, enable individuals and organisations to assess, build and certify their competence in the use of computers and digital tools to the globally-recognised ICDL standard.

As a nonprofit social enterprise ICDL Foundation benefits from the unique support of experts from national computer societies and partners worldwide to develop vendor-independent standards, which define the skills and knowledge required to use digital technology effectively.

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