New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 'The India Toy Fair 2021' on Saturday (February 27) at 11 AM via video conferencing.
The fair will be held from February 27 to March 2 and 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, according to the Prime Minister's Office.
In his Mann ki Baat address in August 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that toys not only augment activity but also give flight to aspirations. Noting the importance of toys in the holistic development of a child, PM Modi has earlier also emphasized boosting toy manufacturing in India.
"The India Toy Fair 2021 is being organized in line with this vision of the PM Narendra Modi," said the Prime Minister's Office.
The PMO further stated that through this platform, the Government and the Industry shall come together to discuss how India can be made the next global hub for manufacturing and sourcing of toys by way of attracting investments in the sector and promoting exports.
Over 1000 exhibitors from across 30 states and UTs will display their products in e-commerce enabled virtual exhibition.
"It will showcase traditional Indian toys as well as modern toys including electronic toys, plush toys, puzzles and games," the Prime Minister's Office said.
The fair will also host numerous webinars and panel discussions with eminent Indian and international speakers with proven capabilities in toy design and manufacturing. For children, it is an opportunity to participate in a plethora of activities, including craft demonstrations on traditional toy-making and virtual visits to toy museums and factories.