Dr. Viyatprajna Acharya
ରାସ୍ତାକଡ଼ରେ ଆଜିକାଲି ଭାରତୀୟ ଖେଳଣା ମିଳୁଛି , ଦେଖି ଖୁସି ଲାଗୁଛି ; କିନ୍ତୁ ଆମ ପିଲାଦିନ ଖେଳନାରେ ଆମ ଆଗାମୀ ପୀଢିଙ୍କୁ ସନ୍ତୁଷ୍ଟ କରି ପାରିବା କି ? ଖେଳନାରେ ପ୍ରଚୁର ଗବେଷଣା ହେବା ଉଚିତ ନ ହେଲେ ପୁଣି ଅନ୍ୟ ବିଦେଶୀ ଖେଳଣା ପଶିବ କିମ୍ବା ପିଲେ ମୋବାଇଲ ଖେଳରୁ ଆଉ ବାହାରିବେନି
Happy to see Indian indigenous toys on roadside for sale…but can they appease the new generation kids. We must take pride in our tradition but should keep researching and developing things every now and then. Or else again some other foreign toys will take over the market or kids won’t come out of their video games.
Indian toy market is one of the biggest market. Whatever I gathered from internet and my views regarding the same I post here.
“The Indian toy market, which is currently estimated at $1 billion, has the potential to double itself by 2025, according to a FICCI-KPMG report.”
So, are we ready for it? How good is our research and innovation regarding the same? By banning Chinese products we got at least half of the market but are we prepared with new innovations?
What the other countries see from outside i.e. the potential of our market, why can’t we see from within the country? Is it because we are now mere consumers? Is it because we have been taught to hate everything that is indigenous? Is it because earlier our leaders had not created a face for India in any of the platform?
We are teeming with youth population, which is an advantage over other countries, yet we are lagging in many fields including sports, research, education. Herewith we must stop aping anyone and look around for our own needs, our expectations, our culture and practices and act accordingly and must act very fast.
This reminds me of a dialogue from recently watched movie “83”, the manager comes back and says “36 saal pehle humne azaadi toh pa li, lekin abhi izzat kamaana baaki hai”
Rise above from petty personal ambitions, weave patriotism in whatever you do…after all we are in a land which is “Saare jahan se achchha”