New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhiryal ‘Nishank’ along with Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Irani will be inaugurating the website of India Toy Fair at 5 pm on Tuesday.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal will also attend the event, which is planned to showcase innovative toy-making skills from all around the country.
Pokhiryal took to his official Twitter handle to announce the launch.
I, along with my esteemed colleagues Minister of Commerce & Industry;Railways; Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Shri @PiyushGoyal Ji & Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development Smt @smritiirani Ji will be launching the website of The India Toy Fair – 2021. pic.twitter.com/3ooWnlpXF6
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) February 10, 2021
The Toy Fair will be held from February 27 to March 2 in a virtual mode. The interested toy makers, innovators and students can register to participate in the online event. Others can enjoy the virtual tours of a craft exhibition, various toy making skills by participating innovators as well as a series of online competitions and quizzes.
Various Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institute of Technology (NIT) and other technical colleges across the country are also expected to take part in the fair.
Further, there will be several product launches during the fair to boost the innovative and creative toys made by the participants. The main focus is to boost the indigenous industries involved in toy making and boost the government’s Atma Nirbhar initiative.
The Centre has been promoting the use of toys as pedagogical tools to help teach the school and college students. As part of this initiative the virtual Toycathon event was also launched on January 5, 2021.