New Delhi, July 20, 2021.
In order to empower young minds & create a learning ecosystem in India that can nurture young learners for future leadership roles, MyGov platform under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT), Ministry of Education, is hosting the Online Competition under PM’s Mentorship Scheme for Young Writers, seeking participation of young and aspiring Indian writers from across the globe. The online competition was launched on 4 June 2021 and it is open till 31 July 2021.
The PM’s Mentorship Scheme for Young Writers is garnering a lot of interest among the youth of the nation. To be part of this scheme, many aspiring and budding writers have come forward to submit their entries and benefit from this unique initiative of the government.
A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest being conducted through nbtindia.gov.in and MyGov.in . The applications can be submitted till 31 July and the winners will be announced on 15 August 2021. Nearly 5000 book proposals have already been received till 19 July 2021.
The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, launched the PM’s Mentoring YUVA Scheme on 29 May 2021 with an objective 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.
Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors (YUVA) is a part of [email protected] Project (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) to bring to the fore the perspectives of the young generation of writers on themes like Unsung Heroes, Freedom Fighters, Unknown and Forgotten Places and their role in National Movement, and other related themes in on 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.
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; and 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 get opportunity to interact with some of the best and renowned authors, participate in literary festivals etc.