Julferkar Ali Bhutto to represent India at 43rd World Skill Olympics Sao Paulo, Brazil-An Interview

April 25, 2023 2:50 am10 commentsViews: 464

Julferkar Ali Bhutto – a XIIth pass out from Sant kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh lives 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. The son of a tailor carried forward the legacy of his father and to give definition to his passion for the stitch world he joined Apparel Training & Design Centre ATDC Rohini. When he enrolled himself as a textile designing student at ATDC did he knew his passion for stitching would one day help him represent at the international level.

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’ the largest international vocational skill competition also known as skill Olympic to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from August 11 to August 16, 2015. He represented ATDC Rohini at regional skill level and won that challenge; this competition developed an urge inside him to earn more fame & establish himself in this field which in turn propelled him to work hard and at last but not the least won the National skill level competition.

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From where did you get the idea of learning Apparel Pattern Making (APM)?

As a child, I was always attracted towards clothes and copied different styles. Designing and construction of garments has been a passion since long. It was my uncle who guided me to Apparel Training & Design centre for formalizing my training in apparel pattern making apparel construction through ATDC, which is India’s largest vocational training provider for apparel sector.

How was your journey at the Apparel Training & Design Centre ,ATDC?

It was a wonderful experience to be trained by professionals in the trade.

In which way has ATDC supported you in your journey in World skills?

ATDC centres are equipped with the latest machinery for sewing, pressing, finishing. These modern high speed machines and finishing equipment helped me in achieving the international quality parameters and provided me with technical know-how for garment manufacturing. The experienced trainers and my expert Gurpreet Kaur have helped me to understand the aspects / sub-criteria of the modules and helped in improving my timing. ATDC sponsored the training material, tool-kit etc and supported me with a stipendiary support of Rs 10000 per month. ATDC gave me the platform to participate in world skills and sponsored my participation in all aspects. My trainers, experts and especially DG & CEO Dr. Darlie Koshy are the motivating forces. Apparel Training & Design Centre has given wings to my dreams.

Representing India internationally is a special achievement for any Indian and it has been more challenging for you, so how do you feel to represent the nation at the ‘43rd World Skills Competition’ to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil?

To represent India at this level is itself a big achievement for me. I am very happy that I got this opportunity and want to make myself, my family, my friends, my nation and last but not the least ATDC, which made me capable of reaching this level, proud of me. This is a great platform for me to showcase my skills and I am very excited to participate in this. There are many challenges in my path but I am working hard day and night to give my best and achieve success.

What are your plans for the future, will you be continuing the legacy of your father in stitching or you have thought of other things to explore in the near future?

I have inherited these skills from my ancestors and I want to continue with this work with more innovations and creativity. I want to set an example for others who really wants to achieve something big in their lives. People from rural background can also come to such great height by following their dreams. In future, I want to see myself as one of the most famous and renowned garment exporter of India.

What are the challenges you are facing for the preparation of world Skill competition?

To be able to complete the task in the given time and present my creation in a time bound manner is what I am concentrating on. I am doing MOCKs every week and trying to improve my timing. The challenge in this World Skill is that there are two new mystery modules which are being taken up for the first time. One on draping and second on sketching. I am prepare well as these are unknown modules.

Which are yours specialized areas in fashion and technology?

Draping and garment construction are my specialized areas in fashion and technology

What are your hobbies and how do you spend your free time?

As a true Indian I love playing cricket and listen to old Bollywood melodies.

To represent India at an international meet is a special achievement for any Indian. For Bhutto, the feat was many times more challenging but he overcame all this and now will be representing India at the ‘43rd World Skills Competition’


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