‘YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme has been launched recently by the Ministry of Education For Mentoring Young Authors’ – an author mentorship programme to train young and budding authors below the age of 30.
YUVA — Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors — aims to encourage young writers to write about India’s freedom struggle.
The National Book Trust, India under the Ministry of Education as the Implementing Agency will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme.
The books prepared under this scheme will be published by National Book Trust, India, and will also be translated into other Indian languages.
The selected young authors will interact with some of the best authors of the world and get chance to participate in literary festivals.
YUVA is a part of India@75 Project Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. It aims at bringing to the fore the perspectives of the young generation of writers on themes including unsung heroes, freedom fighters, unknown and forgotten places, and their role in the national movement among others.