YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors:
Ministry of Education has launched “YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors”.
- YUVA is an Author Mentorship program that will train young and budding authors aged below 30 years in order to promote reading, writing, and book culture in India. It will also project India and Indian writings worldwide.
- YUVA stands for “Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors”.
- The scheme is in line with PM’s vision of encouraging young writers to write about India’s freedom struggle.
- YUVA is a part of the India@75 Project which seeks to bring perspectives of the young generation of writers on themes including Freedom Fighter, Unsung Heroes, Unknown and Forgotten Places, etc.
- The scheme will be implemented by the “National Book Trust of India” under the Ministry of Education. Books written under this scheme will be published by National Book Trust. Books will be translated into different languages to exchange culture and literature.
- Under the YUVA scheme, a total of 75 authors will be selected by an All-India Contest.