PM Modi: During his address in the 68th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday, PM Modi called upon the budding start-ups and entrepreneurs to team together and work towards the promotion of the local toy industry.
Go vocal for local toys
During his program, he pointed out the fact that currently, India is contributing a very small amount in the Rs. 7 crores worth worldwide toy industry and the country has the talent and the ability to become the toy hub of the world. Thus, it is the perfect time for the upcoming entrepreneurs and startups to manufacture indigenous toys for the entire world.
He also chanted his slogan to “get vocal for local toys”.
Relationship between the National Education Policy and Toys
During his monthly show, Modi also informed that the new National Education Policy gives a lot of attention to toys as these toys will help the children and students nurture creativity and innovation and will promote practical learning & knowledge in a long run.
He also connected the importance of Toys with that of Rabindranath Tagore’s sayings and said: “I read somewhere what Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore had said about toys, the best toy is that which is incomplete; a toy that children together complete while playing.”
About present-day ‘Video Games’
During his monthly radio show, PM further mentioned about trendy video games. According to him the concepts of present-day ‘Video Games’ are irrelevant and illogical. At the same time, Indian history is filled with good logic and concepts. So, he advised the game developers to develop games based on the information which is available about India.
He advised the game makers to make new games “based on India, in India”.
What did the opposition party say?
In order to hit Modi’s comment on the toys and toys industry, the main leader of the main opposition party clubbed the ongoing protests against holding National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE) exams amid the ongoing pandemic with that of Modi’s comment and took it to the Twitter to say:
“JEE-NEET aspirants wanted the PM do ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ but the PM did ‘Khilone Pe Charcha’.”