About the Scheme
- In May 2021, the Ministry of Education launched ‘Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors’ (YUVA) scheme, a mentorship programme to train young authors.
- 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.
- A consolidated scholarship of Rs 50,000 per month for a period of six months per author will be paid under the mentorship scheme.
- 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.
Why in News?
- The Ministry of Education has announced the results of the All-India Contest organized on the Theme ‘National Movement of India’ under the PM-YUVA Mentorship Scheme.
- Out of the 75 selected authors, 38 are males and 37 are females. The selected authors will undergo six-months of Mentorship in which they would be provided research and editorial support under the guidance of eminent authors to develop their book proposals as full-fledged books. Their published books will be later translated into other Indian languages as well.