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Ministry of Education launches YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors

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The Ministry of Education has recently launched “YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors”.

Highlights:

  • 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.

About YUVA:

  • 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.

NBT:

  • 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. ​

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