PM’s Mentorship Scheme for Young Authors with NBT-India as the Implementation Agency

"VAN" (Delhi Bureau - 16.06.2021) :: The Ministry of Education has recently launched the Prime Minister’s mentorship scheme for young authors where National Book Trust, India is the implementing agency. Termed YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors), the mentorship scheme seeks to mentor authors under the age of 30 and train them to promote reading, writing and book culture in the country, and project India and Indian writings globally.

The National Book Trust, India under the Ministry of Education as the Implementing Agency will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship. The selected young authors from English and 22 Official Languages of India will interact with some of the best authors of the world; participate in literary festivals, book fairs, etc. The books prepared under this scheme will be published by NBT; and will also be translated into other Indian languages ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thereby promoting 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'.

A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest being conducted through and from June 1 to July 31, 2021. The winners will be announced on 15 August 2021.

In order to promote the scheme among the youth NBT also organized an interactive session with educators and students from all over the country to disseminate the details of the YUVA Scheme with them. Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director, NBT briefed the audience about the various features of the Scheme and encouraged the youth to participate in it and explore their potential to the maximum.


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