Come let's play: PM Modi pitches for made in India toys, discusses Aatma Nirbhar plan in Mann ki Baat

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PM Modi in his Mann Ki Baat address
PM Modi in his Mann Ki Baat address

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again addressed the nation with his monthly radio program 'Mann Ki Baat' and called for making toys in India to achieve the dream.

“Global toy industry is over Rs 7 lakh crore but India’s share is very small. We will have to work to increase it,” he said.

He said that during the lockdown he was thinking about the children and was talking with industry representatives to increase the production of indigenous toys.

He also called upon start-up entrepreneurs to ‘team up for toys’, saying it is time to get vocal for local toys. “Come, let’s play,” said PM Modi on the 68th edition of his monthly radio address.

During his address he asked the young entrepreneurs to create more computer games in and about India.

"Everyone acknowledges capability of Indians to offer innovation, solutions. And when there is dedication and sensitivity, this power becomes limitless," he said.

"Under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat App innovation challenge, there is an app called Kutuki Kids Learning app. This is an interactive app for children in which they can easily learn many aspects of maths, science through songs and stories," he said. The prime minister also listed other similar apps on different topics.

PM Modi also hailed the discipline shown by the people of India during the festival season, which will help check the spread of Covid-19.

"We have seen unprecedented restraint and simplicity in our festivals during Covid-19 times," said PM Modi. "People are being responsible. They are showing great discipline in celebrating festivals."