Union Education Ministry formally launched “YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors”.

The YUVA is an Author Mentorship programme which will train young and budding authors aged below 30 years to in order to promote reading, writing and book culture in India. It will also project India and Indian writings worldwide.

YUVA

  • YUVA is 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.
  • Call on young generation to write about freedom fighters was taken in PM’s Mann ki Baat in January 2021.
  • YUVA is a part of India@75 Project which seeks to bring perspectives of young generation of writers on themes including Freedom Fighter, Unsung Heroes, Unknown and Forgotten Places etc.

Who will implement the scheme?

This Scheme will be implemented by “National Book Trust of India” under the Ministry of Education. The Books written under this scheme will be published by National Book Trust. Books will be translated into different languages to exchange culture and literature.

Numbers of Authors

Under the scheme, total of 75 authors will be selected by an All-India Contest. Winners will be announced on 15th August 2021. Young winning authors will be trained by eminent authors to prepare manuscripts. Published books will be launched on in January 2022 on the occasion of National Youth Day.

YUVA Scheme for mentoring young authors