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YUVA - Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    7th Jun, 2021

The Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education has launched YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors.

Context

The Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education has launched YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors.

About

About the YUVA scheme

  • It is an Author Mentorship programme to train young and budding authors (below 30 years of age) in order to promote reading, writing and book culture in the country, and project India and Indian writings globally.
  • It is a part of India@75 Project (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) to bring to the fore the perspectives of the young generation of writers.
  • Implementing Agency: The National Book Trust, India under the Ministry of Education will be the Implementing Agency which will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship.
  • Publisher: The books prepared under this scheme will be published by National Book Trust, India; and will also be translated into other Indian languages ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thereby promoting 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'.

Significance of the Scheme

  • This scheme will help to develop a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system.
  • YUVA will go a long way in laying the foundation of the future leaders of the creative world.
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