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

Union minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned his ministry has determined to type 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 cell video games are “violent, express and addictive”, and PUBG was only 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 cell purposes banned by the federal government final 12 months.

The minister for data and broadcasting mentioned his ministry has determined to type a gaming centre to show programs associated to VFX, gaming and animation in order that new video 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/Sport/ Mission Design Competitors’ — the minister mentioned the programs will start this 12 months itself.

“Completely happy to announce that Ministry of Info and Broadcasting in collaboration with IIT Bombay has determined to type a Heart of Excellence in gaming and different associated areas. We’re at a sophisticated stage of preparation and this can come into impact as the brand new session begins in 2021.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen about preserving and perpetuating Indian values, heritage and cultural ethos and is placing in immense effort in order that the kids and youth of our nation are made conscious of our wealthy tradition and custom,” the minister mentioned.

“We will additionally introduce these values by way of trendy expertise and put it to optimum use,” he mentioned.

He mentioned many video games performed on cell and different devices are “violent, express, addictive and have a tendency to create a fancy within the thoughts of youngsters”.

“PUBG was only one instance of it, however criticising these video games will not be the answer. The answer is to create our personal video games and apps according to #MakeInIndia for the world in order that these are adopted world over for his or her fundamental values which can be an integral a part of our Indian ethos,” Javadekar mentioned.

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

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