YUVA scheme for young writers

To encourage and train young writers to come up and write on the subjects promoting Indian literature and culture globally

On June 8, 2021, Central government newly started YUVA – Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors Scheme. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a mentoring and training scheme for young writers to pursue their love for writing and polish their writing skills. This scheme will select 75 writers under the age of 30 years across the nation based on their eligibility through a contest and train them under famous authors/ mentors from the panel of National Book Trust. Training will be done in 2 phases. Stipend of Rs. 50,000 per month will be provided during the training period. This scheme is launched by the government to encourage young writers to come up and write on subjects promoting Indian literature and culture and represent India globally.

Overview:

Scheme name:YUVA scheme for young writers
Scheme under:Central Government
Announced By:Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Implemented By:National Book Trust, India (Under Ministry of Education)
Contest Period:June 4 to July 31, 2021
Beneficiaries:Young writers under the age of 30 years
Benefit:Opportunity for the young writers to pursue their love for writing and polish their writing skills
Main Objective:To encourage and train young writers to come up and write on the subjects promoting Indian literature and culture globally.

Objectives and Benefits:

  • This scheme tends to encourage young writers to take up writing as a profession and train them their skills
  • Under this scheme training will be provided to selected writers for brushing up their writing skills
  • It will enable the young writers to pursue their love for writing
  • It will give them an opportunity to learn more and write on various genres like fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, etc thereby promoting Indian culture globally
  • This scheme tends to bring reading and authorship as a preferred profession unlike other
  • It will create a positive impact on the minds of children thereby helping the to overcome from the recent effect of pandemic on their mental health
  • It is an important step towards contributing to the vision of Prime Minister Modi to establish India as a Vishwa Guru.

Selection Procedure:

  • All India Contest will be held at mygov.in
  • It will run from June 4 to July 31, 2021
  • Contestants will be required to submit a manuscript of 5000 words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book
  • Total 75 authors will be selected through the contest
  • Selection will be done by the committee constituted by the National Book Trust
  • Names of the selected authors will be announced on the occasion of Independence Day
  • Based on the mentor-ship, selected authors will get the training from the mentors
  • As per the training, manuscripts will be prepared for final selection

Training Details:

  • Training will consist of Phase-1 and Phase-2
  • In phase-1 (training-3 months), 2-week writers online training programme will be conducted by the national Book Trust for the selected candidates
  • Training will be conducted by 2 eminent writers /mentors
  • After training at writers’ online programme, the authors will be trained at various onsite/ online national camps organised by NBT for 2 weeks
  • In phase-2 (promotion – 3 months) the authors will get to learn and expand their skills through various international events such as Literary festivals, Book fairs, Virtual book fair, etc
  • A book or series of books written by the young writers will be published by NBT
  • Royalty of 10% will be paid to the authors on successful publication of their boos at the end of their mentor-ship programme
  • Published books will be translated into other Indian languages ensuring exchange of culture and literature between states
  • At the end of mentor-ship, a consolidated scholarship of Rs. 50,000 per month for a period of 6 months will be provided to each author

Key Points:

  • Central government started a new scheme named YUVA – Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors for all the young writers under the age of 30 years across India
  • This scheme aims at creating a pool of writers willing to learn and write on the topics promoting Indian culture and heritage at global level
  • National Book Trust India will be the implementing agency under the scheme
  • Young authors will be selected through a contest at mygov.in
  • Contestants will be required to submit a manuscript of 5000 words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book
  • Total 75 authors will be selected through the contest
  • Based on the mentor ship, selected authors will get the training from the mentors
  • As per the training, manuscripts will be prepared for final selection
  • Winners will be declared and the scripts will be readied for publication by December 15, ,2021
  • Published books may be launched on January 12, 2022 on Yuva Divas on National Youth Day
  • Published books will be translated into other Indian languages ensuring exchange of culture and literature between states
  • At the end of mentor-ship, a consolidated scholarship of Rs. 50,000 per month for a period of 6 months will be provided to each author
  • This scheme will thereby help the writers to brush up their writing skills
  • It will encourage and train young writers to come up and write on the subjects promoting Indian literature and culture globally.
  • It will promote the programme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat and support the vision of establishing India as a Vishwa Guru

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