YUVA 2.0

The Central Government recently launched the YUVA 2.0 scheme.

Key facts

  • The second edition of the Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors (YUVA) scheme was launched by the Union Ministry of Education as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav or India @75 project.
  • The scheme is a mentoring programme for young and budding authors below the age of 30.
  • Its objective is to promote the culture of reading and writing across India and showcase Indian writing at the international level.
  • It aims to bring the perspective of the Indian youth on the theme “Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values past, present and future)”.
  • It will benefit budding authors capable of writing on a wide-range of subjects focused on the promotion of Indian culture, heritage and knowledge across the globe.
  • The launch of the latest edition of YUVA scheme comes after the first edition witnessed a huge participation from young authors in 22 different regional languages as well as in English.
  • The theme for the inaugural edition was ‘National Movement of India’, with the focus on “Unsung Heroes”, “Role of Unknown Places in Freedom Movement” and other subjects.

About PM-YUVA scheme

Pradhan Mantri – Mentorships’s Scheme for Young writers (PM-YUVA) was launched on May 29, 2021. It is being implemented by the National Book Trust (NBT), India. Under this initiative, 75 young authors will be chosen based on the manuscripts submitted. The selections will be made by a committee set up by the NBT. The chosen authors will get mentors who will guide and help develop the selected proposals into fully-complete books. The authors will be provided a scholarship of Rs.50,000 each month for a period of 6 months. 10 per cent of the royalty will be received by the authors on the publication and sale of the books. The published books will be translated into different Indian languages to promote Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat and boost cross-cultural and linguistic ties within India.

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