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Many mobile games violent, addictive…PUBG just one example: Prakash Javadekar

Union minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned his ministry has determined to kind a gaming centre to show programs associated to VFX, gaming and animation

PTI, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:27 AM IST



Many mobile games are “violent, explicit and addictive”, and PUBG was just one instance, Union minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned Sunday, asserting a authorities plan to arrange a middle of excellence in gaming and different associated areas to advertise Indian cultural ethos.

PUBG was amongst over 100 China-origin mobile purposes banned by the federal government final year.

The minister for data and broadcasting mentioned his ministry has determined to kind a gaming centre to show programs associated to VFX, gaming and animation in order that new games are developed that promote Indian cultural ethos.

Addressing the opening ceremony of digital exhibition and prize Announcement of ‘Khel Khel Mein — A Pan Maharashtra Toy/Game/ Project Design Competition’ — the minister mentioned the programs will start this year itself.

“Happy to announce that Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with IIT Bombay has determined to kind a Center of Excellence in gaming and different associated areas. We are at a sophisticated stage of preparation and it will come into impact as the brand new session begins in 2021.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is passionate about preserving and perpetuating Indian values, heritage and cultural ethos and is putting in immense effort so that the children and youth of our country are made aware of our rich culture and tradition,” the minister mentioned.

“We can also introduce those values via modern technology and put it to optimum use,” he mentioned.

He mentioned many games performed on mobile and different devices are “violent, explicit, addictive and tend to create a complex in the mind of children”.

“PUBG was just one example of it, but criticising those games is not the solution. The solution is to create our own games and apps in line with #MakeInIndia for the world so that these are adopted world over for their basic values that are an integral part of our Indian ethos,” Javadekar mentioned.

He mentioned this effort by Modi authorities will fructify and lead the nation into creating new games that promote Indian cultural ethos.

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