PM Modi calls for improving India’s standing in ‘Toyconomy’


The prime minister said the world wants to learn about India’s capabilities, art and culture, and society, adding that toys can play a big role in that.

Asserting that India has ample content and competence for digital gaming, Modi called upon the young innovators and start- ups to be mindful of their responsibility of projecting the true picture of India’s capabilities and ideas to the world.

Emphasising the importance of toys, he said if the child’s first school is his or her family, then the first book and the first friends are toys.

The prime minister also said that the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence is a huge opportunity for the innovators and creators of the toy industry.

“Many incidents, stories of our freedom fighters and their valour and leadership can be created into gaming concepts,” he stressed.

These innovators have a big role in connecting ‘folk with the future’, Modi added.

Earlier, Modi interacted with participants of Toycathon-2021 via video conferencing during which Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Sanjay Dhotre were also present.


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