PM YUVA 2.0 scheme: Launched Date, Full Form

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The Ministry of Education’s Department of Higher Education inaugurated the Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) to train young and aspiring writers (under 30 years old) in order to advance India and Indian literature internationally.



As a part of the India@75 Project (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav), YUVA 2.0 seeks to creatively and innovatively highlight the perspectives of the younger generation of writers on the theme of “Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values – past, present, future)”. YUVA 2.0 is currently being released in light of the previous edition’s great impact, which included widespread involvement from young and aspiring writers in 22 other Indian languages in addition to English. In addition to commemorating India’s 75th anniversary of independence, this nationwide programme known as YUVA will greatly enhance the foundation of these future leaders.




What is the full form of YUVA?

The full form of YUVA is Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors.


Winners will be announced on 28 February 2023

An All India Contest will be conducted through to select a total of 75 authors from 2 October 2022 to 30 November 2022. The received proposals would be evaluated from 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023 and the winners will be announced on 28 February 2023. The young authors will be trained by eminent authors/mentors from 1 March 2023 – 31 August 2023. Under the mentorship, the first set of published books will be launched on 2 October 2023


Phase wise execution by NBT

The National Book Trust, India (under BP Division, Ministry of Education) as the implementing agency will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship. In order to ensure the interchange of culture and literature and to support “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat,” the books created under this programme will be published by the National Book Trust of India. The chosen young authors will engage in conversation with some of the greatest writers ever and will take part in literary festivals, etc.


India tops the list in terms of the youth population

The National Education Policy 2020, which is being dynamically led by PM Narendra Modi, places an emphasis on empowering young minds and developing a learning ecosystem that can prepare young learners for future leadership roles. India tops the list in terms of the youth population, making up 66% of the total and available to be utilised for nation-building efforts and capacity building. In order to mentor a new generation of young creative authors, it is urgently necessary to take high-level efforts. In this context, YUVA 2.0 will play a significant role in setting the groundwork for future creative industry leaders.

Our nation is third in the world for book publishing, so it is crucial that we project this on a worldwide scale in order to further promote this rich body of indigenous literature. In addition to creating a pool of authors who can write on a variety of topics to advance Indian heritage, culture, and knowledge, this programme will give aspirant young people a platform from which to express themselves in their own tongue and represent India abroad.



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