yuva 2.0 scheme by pm narendra modi

YUVA 2.0 was launched on 02 OCT 2022

Prime Minister’s Scheme

What is YUVA 2.0?

The Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, launched YUVA 2.0 , an Author Mentorship programme 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. In view of the significant impact of the first edition of YUVA with large scale participation from young and budding authors in 22 different Indian languages and English, YUVA 2.0 is now being launched.

YUVA 2.0 is a part of India@75 Project

(Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav)

The launch of YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) is in tune with the Prime Minister’s vision to encourage the youth to understand and appreciate India’s democracy. YUVA 2.0 is a part of India@75 Project (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) . This is to bring the fore the perspectives of the young generation of writers on the THEME : Democracy in an innovative and creative manner. This scheme will thus help to develop a stream of writers, who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system.

‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’

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 books prepared under this scheme will be published by National Book Trust, India. The book will also be translated into other Indian languages ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thereby promoting ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. The selected young authors will interact with some of the best authors of the world, participate in literary festivals etc.

How the scheme will help the writers ?

  1. The scheme will help to develop a stream of writers.
  2. Who can write on various facets of Democracy in India encompassing the past, present and future
  3. It will also provide a window to the aspiring youth to articulate themselves and present a comprehensive outlook of Indian Democratic values at domestic as well as international platforms.
  4. The idea behind this program is that India needs to develop a new generation of young writers to serve as ambassadors for Indian literature in the twenty-first century.
  5. In view of the fact that our country is ranked third in the arena of book publishing and we have a treasure trove of indigenous literature, India must project it at the global stage.

The schedule for YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors):

  • Announcement of the Scheme 2 October 2022.
  • A total of 75 authors were selected through an All India Contest conducted through Mygov.in on 2 October 2022 – 30 November 2022.
  • The winners were  announced on 28 February 2023.
  • The young authors were trained by eminent authors/mentors
  • Under the mentorship, the first set of published books will be launched on 2 October 2023.

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