Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today interact with participants of Toycathon-2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing. Toycathon 2021 was jointly launched by the Ministry of Education, Women and Child Development Ministry, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Textile Ministry, Information and Broadcasting Ministry and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on 5th January this year. It was launched to crowd-source innovative toys and games ideas. Minister of Education will also be present on the occasion. Union Minister of Education will also be present on the occasion.
Around one lakh 20 thousand participants from across the country had registered and submitted more than 17 thousand ideas for the Toycathon 2021. Out of them one thousand 567 ideas have been shortlisted for the three days online Toycathon Grand Finale which being held from 22nd June to 24th June.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this Grand Finale will have teams with digital toy ideas, while a separate physical event will be organized for non-digital toy concepts. Toycathon-2021 is aimed at boosting the Toy Industry in India to help it capture a wider share of the toy market. India’s domestic market as well as the global toy market offers a huge opportunity to the country’s manufacturing sector.