NCERT International Webinar on Toys and Games to Play, Make and Learn

NCERT International Webinar on Toys and Games to Play, Make and Learn, Date: 20-21 January 2022.


A two day International Webinar will be organised on 20th and 21st January 2022, with the aim of rediscovering the role of toys in cognitive development of children and to promote the art of creating toys with help of low/no cost material which are environmentally sustainable and which ignite creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills in children.

During two days of the Webinar, focus will be on different aspects of toys at all stages of school across all subjects and their mapping; pedagogical implications of toys; toys and games as learning through play and make; living/ local tradition of toy making; courses for designing toys and games as skill courses in school Education.

Each Session of the Webinar will have Panel Discussions by experts from India and other countries and paper presentations. On both the days, parallel events will be held for teachers as demonstration workshops by practitioner teachers on making toys and presentation of good practices in schools. The outcome of the Webinar will lay a roadmap for infusion and integration of toys and games in education at all stages


The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation set up in 1961 by the Government of India to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education.

The major objectives of NCERT and its constituent units are to: undertake, promote and coordinate research in areas related to school education; prepare and publish model textbooks, supplementary material, journals and develop educational kits, multimedia digital materials; organise pre-service and in-service training of teachers; develop and disseminate innovative educational techniques and practices; collaborate and develop a network with state educational departments, universities, NGOs and other educational institutions; act as a clearing house for ideas and information in matters related to school education; and act as a nodal agency for achieving the goals of Universalisation of Elementary Education. In addition to research, development, training, extension, publication and dissemination activities, NCERT is an implementation agency for bilateral cultural exchange programmes with other countries in the field of school education.

The NCERT also interacts and works in collaboration with the international organisations, visiting foreign delegations and offers various training facilities to educational personnel from developing countries.


Education plays a significant and remedial role in balancing the socio-economic fabric of the country. Since citizens of India are its most valuable resource, our billion-strong nation needs the nurture and care in the form of basic education to achieve a better quality of life.

This warrants an all-round development of our citizens, which can be achieved by building strong foundations in education. In pursuance of this mission, the Ministry of Education (MoE) was created on September 26, 1985, through the 174th amendment in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. Currently, the MoE works through two departments:

  • Department of School Education and Literacy
  • Department of Higher Education

While the Department of School Education and Literacy (DESL) is responsible for the development of school education and literacy in the country, the Department of Higher Education takes care of what is one of the largest Higher Education systems of the world, just after the United States and China.
The DESL has its eyes set on the ‘universalisation of education’ and making better citizens out of our young brigade.

For this, various new schemes and initiatives are taken up regularly and recently, those schemes and initiatives have also started paying dividends in the form of growing enrolment in schools.