Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the India Toy Fair via video conferencing. The PM also interacted with toymakers from various parts of the country and said, making toys is not just a business opportunity, "but a way to strengthen the centuries-old tradition of the country." PM Modi also appealed to toymakers to make toys that are beneficial to ecology and psychology. He also urged toymakers to minimise the use of plastics in toys and use recyclable materials.
PM Modi also raised concerns about the popularity of imported toys and said that India's heritage of artists have been ignored over the last 70 years.