In the Prime Minister’s 'Mann Ki Baat' address in August last year, he had emphasised boosting toy manufacturing in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India Toy Fair 2021 on Saturday, the 27th. The ceremony will be digital, and the PM will inaugurate the fair at 11 AM through video conference.
"At 11 AM tomorrow, 27th February, will inaugurate The India Toy Fair 2021. This Fair will bring together various stakeholders associated with the sector. Through such efforts, we aim to add momentum to the efforts of toy industry to grow further," he tweeted on Friday.
The government said, the toy fair is being organised in line with the vision of the PM, who has emphasised on the key role that toys play in the holistic development of children.
"The fair will be held from 27th February till 2nd March 2021. It aims to bring together all stakeholders including buyers, sellers, students, teachers, designers etc. on a virtual platform to create sustainable linkages and encourage dialogue for the overall development of the industry,” said the government release.
More than a thousand exhibitors from every state & union territory will showcase their toys, which can be bought online. All the toys which will be showcased in the fair are made in India.
The fair will showcase traditional Indian toys and also modern ones like electronic toys, plush toys, puzzles & games, etc.
Apart from an open market of toys, there will be panel discussions, webinars to strengthen India's toy industry.
The government said - through this platform, all the stakeholders will come together to discuss how India can be made the next global hub for manufacturing & sourcing of toys by way of attracting investments in this sector & promote exports.