PM’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors – YUVA 2.0 – Launched

Source: The post is based on the article “PM’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors – YUVA 2.0 – Launched” published in PIB on 1st October 2022.

What is the News?

The government has recently launched YUVA 2.0 – Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors.

What is YUVA scheme?
Read here: “YUVA Scheme”- For Mentoring Young Authors Launched
About YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors)

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.

Launched by: Department of Higher Education under Ministry of Education.

Theme of YUVA 2.0: ‘Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values – past, present, future)’

Implementing Agency: National Book Trust of India

How does the scheme function?

Under the scheme, a total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest. These young authors will be trained by eminent authors/mentors. Under the mentorship, the first set of published books will be launched.

The books prepared under this scheme will be published by the National Book Trust of  India. Further, it will also be translated into other Indian languages ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thereby promoting ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.

What are the advantages of the YUVA 2.0 scheme?

-The scheme will help to develop a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system.

-The scheme will also provide a window for the aspiring youth to articulate themselves and present a comprehensive outlook of Indian Democratic values on domestic and international platforms.

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