New Delhi, 8 June. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the national scheme ‘Yuva’ to encourage and encourage the youth to use their writing skills. Sharing the link to the scheme on Twitter, PM Modi said, “Here is an interesting opportunity for the youth to use their writing skills and contribute to India’s intellectual discourse.”
This scheme is for mentoring young writers across India. A press release said, “The scheme will ensure to create a pool of writers below the age of 30 years who are ready to express themselves and present India on any international platform, as well as reflect on Indian culture and It will help in presenting the literature on the world stage.”
There is an interesting opportunity for us youth to use their writing skills and contribute to India’s intellectual discourse, says PM Modi. to get more information https://t.co/SNfJr7FJ0V pic.twitter.com/rKlGDeU39U- Click.
Here is an interesting opportunity for youngsters to harness their writing skills and also contribute to India’s intellectual discourse. Know more… https://t.co/SNfJr7FJ0V pic.twitter.com/rKlGDeU39U
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 8, 2021
Know how the selection will be done
• A total of 75 authors will be selected through an all India competition on MyGov.
• The selection will be done by a committee constituted by NBT.
• The contest will run from 4 June to 31 July 2021.
Contestants will be asked to submit a manuscript of 5,000 words to assess its suitability to be developed into a suitable book under the mentorship scheme.
• The names of the selected authors will be announced on 15 August 2021 on the occasion of Independence Day.
• Based on mentorship, selected authors will prepare manuscripts for final selection under the guidance of nominated mentors.
• Winners’ entries will be ready for publication by December 15, 2021.
• Published books can be released on Youth Day or National Youth Day on 12 January 2022.
• National Book Trust, India will organize a two-week online writers’ program for the selected candidates.
• Young writers will be coached by two eminent writers from the panel of NBT during this
• After the completion of two weeks online writers programme, writers will be trained for 2-weeks in various on-line/on-site national camps organized by NBT.
• Young writers will get a chance to expand their understanding and hone their skills through interactions in various international events like literary festivals, book fairs, virtual book fairs, cultural exchange programs etc.
• Consolidated scholarship will be paid for a period of Rs.50,000 per month (50,000 x 6 = Rs.3 lakh) per author under the mentorship scheme at the end of the mentorship.
• A book or a series of books written by young writers will be published by NBT, India as a result of the mentorship programme.
• A royalty of 10% will be payable to the authors on successful publication of their books at the end of the mentorship programme.
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