In news- The Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education recently launched YUVA – Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors.
About the 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.
- The launch of YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) is in tune with PM’s vision to encourage young writers to write about India’s freedom struggle.
- It was during Mann ki Baat on 31 January 2021, Prime Minister called upon the young generation to write about freedom fighters, incidents associated with freedom as a tribute to the heroes of India’s freedom.
- YUVA 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 themes like Unsung Heroes, Freedom Fighters, Unknown and Forgotten Places and their role in the National Movement.
- This scheme will thus 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, India under the Ministry of Education is the implementing agency that will ensure phase-wise execution of the scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship.
- The books prepared under this scheme 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.