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YUVA scheme

YUVA scheme

Context:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors’ (YUVA) scheme, a mentorship programme to train young authors.

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About the Scheme: 

  • Aim: The scheme is aimed at training 75 aspiring writers below 30 years, who are ready to express themselves and project India and its culture and literature globally.

  • Scholarship: A consolidated scholarship of Rs 50,000 per month for a period of six months per author will be paid under the mentorship scheme.

  • YUVA is a part of India@75 Project Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The candidates will write on themes such as national movement, unsung heroes, freedom fighters.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon the young generation to write about freedom fighters, incidents associated with freedom as a tribute to the heroes of India’s freedom struggle.

  • Implementing Agency: 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,

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Significance of the Scheme:

  • Opportunity for youngsters: It is an interesting opportunity for youngsters to harness their writing skills and also contribute to India’s intellectual discourse.

  • This will also prepare a category of thought leaders that will decide the course of the future”, said PM.

  • The scheme is aimed at promoting reading, writing, and book culture in the country, and project India and Indian writings globally said the Ministry of Education.

  • Authorship as a preferred profession: Through this scheme, the government aims to bring reading and authorship as a preferred profession at par with other job options.

  • It is also expected to impart a positive psychological push to the young minds amidst the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of children.

Source: Indian Express