The Ministry of Education has launched the YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors. This is an Author Mentorship programme under the Ministry of Education which will train budding young authors who are aged below 30 years to inculcate the habit of reading, writing and book culture in India. This scheme will also look to project Indian writings and India globally.
About YUVA scheme
- YUVA is the acronym for Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors. This scheme falls along the line of the Prime Minister’s vision to encourage young writers to write about the freedom struggle of India and its freedom fighters. ‘
- In the Prime Minister’s Mann ki Baat held in the month of January 2021 he had called upon the young authors of India to write about the Indian Freedom Fighters.
- YUVA is a part of the India@75 Project which seeks to bring the attention of the young generation of writers on various themes that includes the Freedom Fighter, Unknown and Forgotten Places and Unsung Heroes, etc, of the country.
- This Scheme will be implemented by the National Book Trust of India.
- The books written under this scheme will be published by the National Book Trust and the books will be translated into different languages with the aim of exchanging our diverse literature and culture.
- A total of 75 authors who are interested about writing on the theme of freedom struggle, freedom fighters etc will be selected by an All-India Contest. The winners will be announced on August 15, 2021 and will receive a scholarship of Rs 50000 per month for 6 months.
- The selected authors will be trained by different eminent authors of India to prepare their manuscripts.
- The books that are published will be launched in the month of January, 2022 on the occasion of National Youth Day.
About National Book Trust
Chairman: Govind Prasad Sharma