The Ministry of Education has recently launched “YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors”.
- YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) is an Author Mentorship programme to train young and budding authors below 30 years.
- It is a programme in order to promote reading, writing and book culture in India.
- It will also project India and Indian writings worldwide.
- The scheme YUVA is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of encouraging young writers to write about India’s freedom struggle
- YUVA is a part of the India@75 Project to bring to the fore the perspectives of the young generation of writers on themes like Unsung Heroes, Freedom Fighters, Unknown and Forgotten Places.
- This scheme will be implemented by the “National Book Trust of India” under the Ministry of Education who will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship.
- Books written under this scheme will be published by National Book Trust.
- Books will be translated into different languages to exchange culture and literature thereby promoting ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
Contest under YUVA Scheme:
- Under the YUVA scheme, total of 75 authors will be selected by an All-India Contest.
- Winners will be announced on August 15, 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.
- It is an abbreviation of the National Book Trust of India. NBT is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education of the Government of India.
- It was established on 1st August 1957.
- It functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (GoI).
- The function of the Trust includes publishing, promotion of books and reading, promotion of Indian books abroad, assistance to authors and publishers, and promotion of children’s literature.
- It is headquartered in New Delhi.
- The current President of NBT is Govind prasad Sharma.