Ministry of Education Launches PM Modi YUVA 2.0 Young Authors Mentorship Program

The Ministry of Education on Sunday launched YUVA 2.0 – Prime Minister’s Young Author Mentoring Scheme, a program to train aspiring young authors to promote reading, writing and book culture in the country, and to project India and Indian writings to the world. ”YUVA 2.0 is part of the [email protected] (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) project to highlight the perspectives of the younger generation of writers on the topic of ‘Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values ​​- past, present, future )” in an innovative and creative way. This program will thus help to develop a flow of writers who can write on a range of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system,’ a senior ministry official said.

”India tops the youth population rankings with 66% of the total, waiting to be tapped for capacity building and thus nation building. In an effort to nurture a new generation of young creative writers, there is an imminent need to take initiative at the highest level, and in this context, YUVA 2.0 will go a long way in laying the foundations for future leaders in the creative world,’ ‘ added the manager.

The National Book Trust (NBT), India, under the Ministry of Education as the implementing agency, will ensure the phased delivery of the program according to well-defined mentoring stages. The books prepared under this program will be published by the NBT and will also be translated into other Indian languages ​​ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thus promoting “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”. The selected young authors will interact with some of the best authors in the world, take part in literary festivals, etc.

”The program will help develop a stream of writers who can write about various facets of democracy in India encompassing the past, present and future. Furthermore, it will also provide a window for young aspirants to speak out and showcase a holistic view of Indian democratic values ​​on national and international platforms. “This scheme was conceptualized on the premise that 21st century India needs to nurture a generation of young authors to create ambassadors for Indian literature. Considering the fact that our country is ranked third in the field of book publishing and we have a treasure trove of indigenous literature, India needs to project it onto the world stage,’ the ministry official said.

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