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Toycathon-2021: Tradition, Technology Are India’s Greatest Strengths, Says Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24 in an interaction with the participants of Toycathon 2021 said that tradition and technology are India’s greatest strengths.
“Students, teachers, startups have enthusiastically participated in Toycathon 2021. The participation of over 1,500 teams during the first grand finale of the event indicates a bright future. The event also strengthens the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign,” Modi said and lauded the participants from Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana etc which presented their digital toy ideas based on India’s history, mythology and the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic among others.
Modi also reiterated his previous remarks where he made an appeal to the country’s youth with regard to self-reliance and local solutions in the world of toys and digital gaming.
Toycathon 2021 was jointly launched by the Education Ministry, Women and child development, Textile Ministry, Department for promotion of textile and internal trade, Information and broadcasting ministry, MSME ministry, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on January 5 this year to crowd-source innovative toys and game ideas.
Around 120,000 people across the country took part in this event and over 17,000 ideas were submitted of which 1,567 were shortlisted for the final event which is being held from June 22-24. Amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the final will have teams with digital toy ideas and a separate offline event take place for non-digital toy ideas.
“India’s domestic market, as well as the global toy market, offers a huge opportunity to our manufacturing sector. Toycathon-2021 is aimed at boosting the Toy Industry in India to help it capture a wider share of the toy market,” the Centre said in a statement.

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