Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated The India Toy Fair 2021 through video conferencing at 11 am on Saturday. This virtual fair organized for the promotion of indigenous toys will last for 4 days.
Prime Minister Modi said that chess which is so popular in the world today, was earlier played in India as Chaturanga. Modern Ludo was then played as twenty-five. In our scriptures also, there are descriptions of different toys for Bal Ram.
PM Modi said that the whole world has done research on toys from the era of Sindhughati civilization, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa. When travellers of the world came to India in ancient times, they used to learn and take sports with them in India.
The PM said that the way reuse and recycle has been part of the Indian lifestyle, the same is reflected in our toys. Most Indian toys are made from natural and environmentally friendly items, the colors used in them are also natural and safe.
PM Modi further said in his address that toys were made here in such a way that contributes to the all-round development of children. Even today Indian toys are much simpler and cheaper than modern fancy toys, they are also associated with socio-geographical surroundings.
He further said that today I also want to appeal to the toy manufacturers of the country that you make toys that are better for both ecology and psychology. Can we try to use the least amount of plastic in toys. Use things that can be recycled.
The PM further said that India has a tradition and technology in the field of toys, India also has concepts. Our software engineers can spread the stories of India to the world through computer games.
The PM said that now the country has ranked the toy industry in 24 major areas. The National Toy Action Plan has also been prepared. It has included 15 ministries and departments to make these industries competitive, self-sufficient in the country’s toys and India’s toys in the world.
Modi said that if there is a demand for Made in India today, then the demand for handmade in India is increasing equally. Today people do not only buy toys as a product but also want to connect with the experience associated with that toy. So we have to promote handmade India also.
Explain that the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Ministry of Textiles are organizing it in order to make the country a global hub of toy manufacturing under the Vocal for Local in the Self-Reliant India Campaign. So far more than 10 lakh registrations have been done for Bharat Toy Fair.