The Ministry of Education has launched ‘YUVA’ Scheme an Author Mentorship programme to train young and budding authors (below 30 years of age). The launch of YUVA is in tune with PM’s vision to encourage young writers to write about India's freedom struggle.
YUVA is a part of India@75 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 National Movement and other related themes in an innovative and creative manner.
The National Book Trust, India under the Ministry of Education as the Implementing Agency, will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme and published the books. To ensure the exchange of Indian culture and literature, these books will also be translated into other languages, which will promote ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest under the Mentorship Scheme who will be trained by eminent authors/mentors. A consolidated scholarship of Rs.50,000 per month for a period of six months per author will be paid.