About Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors(YUVA 2.0) –
- 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.
- In view of the significant impact of the first edition of YUVA with large scale participation from young and budding authors in 22 different Indian languages and English, YUVA 2.0 is now being launched.
- YUVA 2.0 is a part of [email protected] Project (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) to bring to the fore the perspectives of the young generation of writers on the THEME : ‘Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values – past, present, future)’ in an innovative and creative manner.
- This scheme seeks to help to develop a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system.
- The National Book Trust(NBT), India, under the Ministry of Education as the Implementing Agency will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship.
- The books prepared under this scheme will be published by NBT, India, and will also be translated into other Indian languages ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thereby promoting ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
- The selected young authors will interact with some of the best authors of the world, participate in literary festivals etc.
- The scheme will help to develop a stream of writers who can write on various facets of Democracy in India encompassing the past, present and future.
- Besides, it will also provide a window to the aspiring youth to articulate themselves and present a comprehensive outlook of Indian Democratic values at domestic as well as international platforms.
- In view of the fact that our country is ranked third in the arena of book publishing and we have a treasure trove of indigenous literature, India must project it at the global stage.
National Book Trust of India-
- It is an apex body established by the Government of India (Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development) in the year 1957.
- The objectives of the NBT are to produce and encourage the production of good literature in English, Hindi and other Indian languages and to make such literature available at moderate prices to the public and to bring out book catalogues, arrange book fairs/exhibitions and seminars and take all necessary steps to make the people book minded.
- NBT plays an important role in promoting books and the habit of reading.
- As the nodal body for the promotion of books both in India and abroad, it organises book fairs/exhibitions throughout the country at various levels.