India Toy Fair 2021: The India Toy Fair 2021 was inaugurated on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to give a push to the toy makers in India. The occasion, which is slated to conclude on March 2, will witness the participation of more than 1,000 exhibitioners this year. During the inauguration, PM Modi interacted with toy makers from Karnataka’s Channapatna, UP’s Varanasi and Jaipur in Rajasthan. The aim of the fair is to bring the government and the sector collectively so as to work out a way to make the nation the next worldwide hub for the production and sourcing of toys. Hence, the fair would aid in attracting investments and also advertising exports.
PM Modi advocated for bringing out the possible of the Indian toy sector so that it can have an identity, and referred to as this as an essential element of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative, adding that the the very first toy fair that India is now witnessing was not an financial or business enterprise occasion, but a medium to strengthen the old tradition and culture of sports and cheer in the nation. The toy fair would also serve as a platform for discussion on toy style, innovation, packaging, technologies as effectively as marketing and advertising, he mentioned.
He also asserted that toys created in India worked towards the all round improvement of youngsters, and the principles of reusing and recycling have been also noticed in toys. However, he also referred to as for the sector to create toys that have been ecological as effectively as effective for psychology, adding that they ought to strive to make toys that utilised significantly less plastic.
While India has a wealthy history of toys, exactly where well-known games like Chess and Ludo have been played in ancient occasions as Chaturanga and Pachisi respectively, the country’s share in the worldwide toy market place was incredibly tiny, he mentioned, adding that a whopping 85% of the toys in India are sourced from abroad. He stressed on the need to have to transform this predicament, for which the National Toy Action Plan has also been ready.