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National scheme YUVA to select 75 authors through all India contest at MyGov between June 4 to July 31

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 09, Jun 2021
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Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the National Education Policy 2020 emphasises on empowering young minds and creating a learning ecosystem that can nurture young learners for future leadership roles. To foster the goal and commemorate India’s 75 years of Independence, a national scheme YUVA: Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors will go a long way in cementing the foundation of these leaders of tomorrow.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, it is an interesting opportunity for youngsters to harness their writing skills and also contribute to India's intellectual discourse. For a country like India, which tops the world chart in the youth population, have a lot of potential ready to be tapped into and utilized for capacity and nation-building. With this express intent of mentoring a new generation of young creative writers, there is an imminent requirement to take initiatives at the highest level, under the visionary national level flagship programme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
This scheme will help not only develop a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge, but also provide a window to the aspiring youth to articulate themselves in their mother tongue and represent India at an international level. This programme will be in tune with Prime Minister’s vision of Global Citizen and establish India as a Vishwa Guru.
This scheme will ensure creating a pool of authors of below 30 years who are ready to express themselves and project India on any international platform, as well as it will help in projecting Indian culture and literature globally. The National Book Trust, India under Ministry of Education as the Implementing Agency will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship. A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest at MyGov. 

The contest has started from 4th June and will continue upto 31st July 2021. The contestants will be asked to submit a manuscript of 5 thousand words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book under the Mentorship Scheme. The names of selected authors will be announced on the occasion of Independence Day on 15th August 2021. 

The National Book Trust, India will organise a Two-Week Writers' Online Programme for the selected candidates. At the end of mentorship a consolidated scholarship of 50 thousand per month for a period of 6 months per author will be paid under the Mentorship Scheme. A book or a series of books written by the young authors will be published by NBT, India as the outcome of the mentorship programme.

Sources : News On Air