Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first 'Bharat Toy Fair' (The India Toy Fair 2021) on Saturday. The Prime Minister's Office has informed this on Thursday.
The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Textiles are organizing it to make the country a global hub of toy manufacturing under the Vocal for Local in Self-Reliant India campaign. Till now it has registered 10 lakhs.
Students will prepare toys, designs, and techniques for playing and studying, etc. through this competition. In this, the winners will also be given a reward of Rs 50 lakhs. Under the new education policy, students from the sixth standard will get to work in it, including skill development, including an internship with small workers.
Under self-sufficient India, now Indian students will strengthen the Indian market in the international toy market with their thinking, skills, and technology. In this, policymakers, parents, startups, students, industry, etc. all have to work together on one platform. In this, the state and central government will work together.
India has a $ 1.5 billion toy market and 80 percent of its toys come from abroad. In such a situation, for the first time, efforts are being made to strengthen the economy of the country by taking school children and students of colleges together. This will promote innovation.
Nine themed contests
The competition will be based on nine themes. These include Indian culture, history, know India since ancient times, learning education and schooling, social and human values, work in various fields of employment, environment, disability, fitness, and sports, etc. The competition will be a junior, senior, and startup levels.