Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the country has seen unprecedented restraint, simplicity in festivals during COVID times. In his Mann Ki Baat address, PM Modi said that there is a strong bond between festivals and environment in India, adding that it is inspiring and touching to see how people are a lot more cautious now. Speaking about the importance of toys in the upbringing of kids, he said that toys are very important for children’s development and called for making India a toy production hub. He said the 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 and underlined that even Rabindra Nath Tagore has spoken about the importance of toys. “I urge our start-up to ‘Team up for Toys’, this also matches our call for Vocal for Local,” he said. The PM also noted that in the New Education Policy a lot of attention has been given on the impact of toys on different aspects of children’s lives. “Learning while playing, learning to make toys, visiting toy factories, all these are now part of the curriculum,” he said.