PM distracting India’s present with theatrics and toying with future: Rahul Gandhi on Toycathon

Taking a swipe at Narendra Modi’s name for concentrate on growing toys in India, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Thursday mentioned the Prime Minister is “distracting the nation’s current with theatrics and ‘toying’ with the long run.”

In a tweet, Gandhi mentioned, “As we speak, MSME sector employers are themselves dealing with unemployment… PM is distracting India’s current with theatrics and ‘toying’ with the long run.”

His remarks got here hours after PM Modi, whereas interacting with the individuals on the Toycathon 2021 by way of video conferencing, urged individuals to be “vocal for native toys”.

Stating that India contributes solely round $1.5 billion of the worldwide toy market which is price practically $100 billion, Modi mentioned, “As we speak, we import round 80 per cent of our toys from overseas. Which suggests crores of rupees of the nation are going overseas on them. It is vitally essential to alter this example.”

Additional, emphasising on the significance of toys, the Prime Minister advised that “we should always concentrate on growing video games, which current each facet of Indianness in fascinating, interactive methods”.

Toycathon 2021 was a joint initiative by the Ministry of Schooling, WCD Ministry, MSME Ministry, DPIIT, Textile Ministry, I&B Ministry and AICTE, held on January 5 to crowd-source modern toys and video games concepts.

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