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YUVA 2.0- PM’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors

YUVA 2.0: Importance of YUVA Scheme for UPSC Exam

YUVA 2.0: YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) is an important scheme of the Union government for young authors. YUVA Scheme is important for UPSC Prelims (Current Affairs- Government Scheme) and UPSC Mains Paper (UPSC GS PAPER 2- Governance).

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YUVA 2.0 in News

  • Recently, the Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education launched YUVA 2.0– Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors.
  • The YUVA scheme has been conceptualized on the premise that the 21st century India needs to groom a generation of young authors to create ambassadors of Indian literature.

 

What is YUVA 2.0 Scheme?

  • YUVA 2.0 Program is an Author Mentorship programme 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.
  • The launch of YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors)is in tune with the Prime Minister’s vision to encourage the youth to understand and appreciate India’s democracy.
  • YUVA 2.0is a part of India@75 Project (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) to bring to the fore the perspectives of the young generation of writers.
  • The YUVA 2.0THEME : ‘Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values – past, present, future)’ in an innovative and creative manner.

 

What is the Importance of YUVA 2.0?

  • YUVA 2.0 scheme will help to develop a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system.
  • The YUVA scheme will help to develop a stream of writers who can write on various facets of Democracy in India encompassing the past, present and future.
  • It will also provide a window to the aspiring youth to articulate themselves and present a comprehensive outlook of Indian Democratic values at domestic as well as international platforms.

 

Implementation of YUVA 2.0

  • 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 interact with some of the best authors of the world, participate in literary festivals etc.

 

 

YUVA 2.0 Selection Procedure and Winner Announcement

  • A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest to be conducted through https://www.mygov.in/ from 2 October 2022 – 30 November 2022.
  • The received proposals would be evaluated from 1 December 2022 – 31 January 2023.
  • 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.

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Star College Mentorship Program: First-ever Mentorship Program for Young Innovators

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