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PM Modi Unveils YUVA Scheme For Young Authors

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced the ‘Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors’ (YUVA) scheme for young authors. According to an official notification, “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 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.” 

Selection procedure of young Authors

1. A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest at MyGov.

2. The selection will be made by a Committee to be constituted by National Book Trust (NBT).

3. The contest will run from 4th June to 31st July 2021.

4. The contestants will be asked to submit a manuscript of 5,000 words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book under the Mentorship Scheme.

5. The names of selected authors will be announced on the occasion of Independence Day on 15th August 2021.

6. Based on mentorship, the selected authors will prepare manuscripts for final selection under the guidance of the nominated mentors.

7. The entries of the winners will be readied for publication by 15th December 2021.

8. The published books may be launched on 12th January 2022 on YUVA DIVAS or the National Youth Day.

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