French defence minister meets PM Modi, condemns terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir
France stands with India in the fight against terrorism: French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
PM Modi welcomes signing of the inter-governmental agreement on purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft from France
H. E. Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Defence Minister of France called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.
Minister Le Drian expressed condolences for the victims of the cross-border terrorist attack at Uri, J&K on 18 September 2016 and expressed resolve to strengthen bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation. He said that France stands with India in the fight against terrorism.
Minister Le Drian briefed the Prime Minister on the current status of bilateral defence cooperation.
The Prime Minister welcomed the signing of the inter-governmental agreement on purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft earlier in the day, and called for its speedy and timely implementation.
Underlines the importance of toy sector in taking development and growth to the neediest segments
We need be vocal for local toys: PM
The world wants to learn about India’s capabilities, art and culture and society, toys can play a big role in that: PM
India has ample content and competence for digital gaming: PM
75th anniversary of India’s Independence is a huge opportunity for the innovators and creators of the toy industry: PM
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with participants of Toycathon-2021 today via video conferencing. Union Ministers Shri Piyush Goyal and Shri Sanjay Dhotre were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that in the last 5-6 years, youth of the nation has been connected with the key challenges of the country through the platform of Hackathons. Thinking behind this is to organize the capabilities of the country and to give them a medium, he said.
Apart from the importance of toys as the first friend of the children, the Prime Minister also emphasized the economic aspects of toys and gaming, he called it ‘Toyconomy’. The Prime Minister said that global toy market is about 100 billion dollars and India haveonly 1.5 per cent of this market. India imports almost 80 per cent of its toys. This means that crores of rupees are being drained out of the country.
This needs to change, said the Prime Minister. Shri Modi underlined that, beyond numbers, this sector has the capacity to bring progress and growth to the neediest segments of society. Toy industry has its ownsmall-scale industry, artisans comprising of rural population, dalits, poor people and tribal population. The Prime Minister singled out the contribution of women in the sector. In order to take the benefits to these segments, we need be vocal for local toys.
The PM called for new models of innovation and financing to make Indian toys competitive at the global level. There is a need for new ideas to be incubated, new start-ups promoted, taking new technology to traditional toy makers and creating new market demand. This is the inspiration behind events like Toyacathon, the Prime Minister said.
बीते 5-6 वर्षों में हैकाथॉन को देश की समस्याओं के समाधान का एक बड़ा प्लेटफॉर्म बनाया गया है।
इसके पीछे की सोच है- देश के सामर्थ्य को संगठित करना, उसे एक माध्यम देना।
कोशिश ये है कि देश की चुनौतियों और समाधान से हमारे नौजवान का सीधा कनेक्ट हो: PM @narendramodi