YUVA-PM MENTORSHIP SCHEME FOR YOUNG AUTHORS

INTRODUCTION

With reference to the above, this is to bring to your attention that as a follow up of the Prime Ministers announcement in Mann ki Baat on 31 January 2021, and in tune with his vision of Global Citizen, the Ministry of Education has launched the scheme of author mentorship 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.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

The scheme called YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) will be part of the 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.

National Book Trust,India Ministry of Education, Government of India is the Implementing Agency of the Scheme. An online National Contest is being organised from 1st June to 31st July 2021 to select the authors under the Scheme. There is a provision for payment of a Scholarship of Rs. 50,000 per month for a period of six months to be paid to each of the selected 75 authors. National Book Trust, India will be publishing the books produced by the young authors as part of the Mentorship Scheme.

CAREER PROSPECTS

You are requested to disseminate the information pertaining to the Scheme among the students and other stakeholders to encourage greater participation in this prestigious scheme.

The details can be accessed at www.nbtindia.gov.in and at MyGov.in.

Please find below the link to the Contest and other details for ready reference:

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