YUVA scheme for young writers, stipend of Rs 50,000; details here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday introduced the ‘Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors’ (YUVA) scheme, a mentorship programme to coach young authors.

The scheme is aimed toward coaching 75 aspiring writers under 30 years, who’re prepared to specific themselves and venture India and its tradition and literature globally. A consolidated scholarship of Rs 50,000 monthly for a interval of six months per creator shall be paid underneath the mentorship scheme.

Sharing the hyperlink to the official webpage of the programme, PM Modi tweeted, “Here is an fascinating alternative for children to harness their writing expertise and likewise contribute to India’s mental discourse,”

Via this scheme, the federal government goals to deliver studying and authorship as a most well-liked occupation at par with different job choices. It’s also anticipated to impart a constructive psychological push to the young minds amidst the affect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the psychological well being of kids.

The process for choice to the programme is as follows:

  • A complete of 75 authors shall be chosen via an All India Contest at MyGov.
  • The choice shall be made by a Committee to be constituted by NBT.
  • The competition will run from 4th June to thirty first July 2021.
  • The contestants shall be requested to submit a manuscript of 5,000 phrases to evaluate its suitability to develop as a correct e-book underneath the Mentorship Scheme.
  • The names of chosen authors shall be introduced on the event of Independence Day on fifteenth August 2021.
  • Primarily based on mentorship, the chosen authors will put together manuscripts for closing choice underneath the steerage of the nominated mentors.
  • The entries of the winners shall be readied for publication by fifteenth December 2021.
  • The revealed books could also be launched on twelfth January 2022 on YUVA DIVAS or the Nationwide Youth Day.

Throughout the section I coaching of three months, the Nationwide Ebook Belief (NBT) will organise a two weeks’ writers’ on-line programme for the chosen candidates. The young authors shall be educated by two eminent authors/mentors from NBT’s panel of achieved authors and writers. After the completion of the net programme, the authors shall be educated for two weeks at numerous on-line/on-site nationwide camps organised by NBT.

And within the subsequent three months of section II coaching, the chosen candidates will get to increase their understanding and hone their expertise via interplay at numerous worldwide occasions similar to literary festivals, e-book gala’s, digital e-book gala’s, cultural alternate programmes, and so forth.

Additionally, a e-book or a collection of books written by these young authors shall be revealed by NBT and a royalty of 10 per cent shall be paid to the authors.

Their revealed books can even be translated into different Indian languages to make sure the alternate of tradition and literature between completely different states.

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