Beautiful , Colorful , Cheap toys. India is full of varieties of toys. Nevertheless , India’s share in global toy market is too little. But I hope the secenerio will change soon as the government is now promoting the Indian toys & the Indian toy market.
Recently , under the “Aatm nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan ” & ” Make in India Scheme” , union government launched the ‘Toycathon’, a hackathon for students , teachers & toy experts to develop innovative toys/games concepts.
Toycathon 2021 is an inter-ministerial initiative organized by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Toycathon 2021 is based on nine themes namely Indian culture, history, knowledge of India and ethos; learning, education and schooling; social and human values; occupations and specific fields; environment; divyang; fitness and sport; out-of-the-box, creative and logical thinking and rediscovering traditional Indian toys. It has three varients of tracks , track 1 is for junior students which mainly focuses on primary level development of hardware ; the second track of HEI’s students involves AI and advance practices to develop better & affordable quality of toys , the third track of professionals focuses on overall innovation & development of prototypes to boost up the quality & production of toys in markets.
This Toycathon is unique in its way of inviting school students to innovate , design & conceptualise toys.
February 2021 is going to be special for the innovators & for the Indian toy market.
All the very best to participants.