PM Modi to interact with 2021 Toycathon participants today | Latest India News


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the 2021 Toycathon participants on Thursday at 11 a.m. via video conference. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will also be present on the occasion.

Speaking to Twitter yesterday, Prime Minister Modi wrote: “At 11 a.m. tomorrow, June 24, will interact with participants of Toycathon-2021, an effort to make India a hub for ideation and the production of toys. “

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) noted that Toycathon 2021 was jointly launched by the Ministry of Education, Ministry WCD, Ministry of MSMEs, DPIIT, Ministry of Textile, Ministry I&B and AICTE on January 5 this year to seek ideas of innovative toys and games.

About 1.2 lakh of participants from across the country registered and submitted over 17,000 ideas for the 2021 Toycathon, of which 1,567 ideas were shortlisted for the three-day online grand finale of the Toycathon, to be held. June 22-24, PMO informed.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will have teams with digital toy ideas, while a separate physical event will be held for non-digital toy concepts.

India’s domestic market, as well as the global toy market, provides a huge opportunity for its manufacturing sector. Toycathon 2021 aims to boost the toy industry in India to help it capture a greater share of the toy market.

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