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National Toy Fair 2021 : Highlights

National Toy Fair:

The first-ever National Toy Fair will be starting on February 27th, 2021. The festival will conclude on March 2, 2021. It will be organized in a virtual format.


  • During the event, the Centre for Creative Learning (CCL), which is based in IIT Gandhinagar, will showcase its 75 toy creations at the fair.
  • IIT Gandhinagar is the only IIT in the country which is running this centre for creative learning.
  • The CCL helps in developing the scientific temperament in the students and teachers by developing various scientific and educational toys.

About the toy fair

  • The toy fair is being organized by the Ministry of Textiles.
  • Ministry of Education and ministry of commerce & industry has also associated to organise the fair.
  • This virtual toy fair will be organized with the aim to provide joyful learning for the children.
  • It will engage the children in teaching, learning and promoting the indigenous toy industry.
  • Some of the toys that CCL will showcase includes:
    • The robot made using a DC motor.
    • Hydraulic JCB controlled using syringes.
    • Periscope to look beyond the wall.
    • Explaining textbook trigonometry through a sine wave car.
    • Easy learning of geometry through lamps.
    • The fair would also showcase 75 exhibition stalls of the Ministry of Education, National Council for Educational
    • Research and Training (NCERT), State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL).