Yuva Mentoring Young Authors Scheme launched: The launch of YUVA 2.0 is in line with the PM Modi’s vision to encourage the youth to understand and appreciate India’s democracy. Ministry of education on 2nd Oct 2022 launched the Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors scheme. In this article, we will tell you about the version 2 of the earlier PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2023. Also you can check the list of previous years selected candidates (authors) which was released last year i.e in the year 2021.
PM Yuva 2.0 Scheme
PM YUVA 2.0 Scheme aims to mentor and provide training to young and budding authors below the age of 30 years. PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2023 aims to promote reading, writing and book culture in the country and project India and Indian writings globally. YUVA Version 2 scheme is a part of India at 75 project (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav) to carry forward the perspectives of young generations of writers on the theme of “Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values past, present, future)” in an innovative and creative manner.
PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2023 will help in development of a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system. Ministry of education launched the YUVA 2.0 scheme in view of the significant impact of the first edition of the Prime Minister’s YUVA scheme. The first edition witnessed a large-scale participation from young authors in 22 different Indian languages including English.
Ministry of Education stated that “India tops the chart in youth population being 66% of the total, waiting to be tapped for capacity building and thereby nation building. With the purpose of mentoring a new generation of young creative writers, there is an imminent requirement to take initiatives at the highest level, and in this context, YUVA 2.0 will go a long way in laying the foundation of the future leaders of the creative world”.
Implementation of PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2023
National Book Trust of India will be the implementing agency under MoE which would ensure the phase-wise execution of the scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship. The books prepared under PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2022 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”.
Young authors selected under PM Yuva 2.0 scheme will interact with some of the best authors in the world, participate in literary festivals and more. PM Mentoring Yuva 2 Scheme will help in developing a stream of writers who can cover the past, present and future of various aspects of democracy in India. Additionally, it will also provide a window for aspiring youths to express themselves and present a broader vision of Indian democratic values at domestic as well as international platforms.
Concept of PM Yuva 2.0 scheme is to groom the next generation of young authors to create ambassadors of Indian literature. India ranks 3rd in the field of book publishing and possesses a wealth of indigenous literature, India should present it at the global level.
PM Yuva Mentorship Scheme 1.0 Results
PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2023 results were announced in December 2021 by the central government headed by PM Narendra Modi. This scheme aims to empower youths and create learning ecosystem to prepare young learners for leadership roles in future. 75 contestants were selected in Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors who had earlier submited a manuscript of 5,000 words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book.
Complete list of authors selected under PM Yuva Mentorship Scheme was published in December 2021. Also you can check age limit to apply, objectives, implementation & execution, themes, selection process for young authors, phase 1 (training), phase 2 (promotion) in phase 1 of PM Yuva scheme.
Here is the list of 75 authors selected under PM YUVA Mentorship Scheme. Each selected author will receive scholarship worth Rs. 50000 per month for a period of 6 months.
National Book Trust (NBT) had announced the results of the All India Contest organised on the theme “National Movement of India” under the PM YUVA Mentorship Scheme 1.0 as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programmes. As many as 75 authors under the age of 30 were selected through the contest for a scholarship-cum-mentorship scheme. Out of the 75 selected authors, 38 were males and 37 were females. Further, two were below 15 years, whereas there were 16 authors in the age group of 15-20 years, 32 fell in the age group of 21-25 years, and 25 authors were in the age group of 26-30 years.
During the mentorship, the selected authors received a scholarship of Rs 50,000 per month for a period of six months. Further, a royalty of 10 per cent was payable to authors on successful publications of their books. The selected authors undergo six months of mentorship in which they were provided with research and editorial support under the guidance of eminent authors and the editorial team of National Book Trust, India.
Thereafter, they developed their book proposals as full-fledged books which were to be published by the trust as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiatives. Their published books had been later translated into other Indian languages as well.
Background of PM Mentoring Yuva 1.0 Contest
The contest was organised from June 1 to July 31 through MyGov and NBT platforms. Nearly 16,000 entries in 22 official languages and English were received from all across the country including some from Indian diaspora community. All the book proposals were read by multiple panels of experts and went through three layers of scrutiny.
During his Mann Ki Baat address dated January 31, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had stated, “I call upon our young friends to write about our freedom fighters, events associated with them and tales of valour during freedom struggle from their areas.” Following which the PM-YUVA mentorship scheme for young authors was launched by the ministry of education, the government of India with NBT as the implementing agency.
Objective of PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2021
PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme aims to create a pool of authors of below 30 years who are ready to express themselves and project India on any international platform, as well as it will help in projecting Indian culture and literature globally. The young authors so mentored will become proficient in writing in various genres like fiction, non-fiction, travelogues, memoirs, drama, poetry & so on.
PM Yuva Mentorship Scheme will make sure to bring reading and authorship as a preferred profession at par with other job options, making the children of India take reading and knowledge as an integral part of their grooming up years. In addition, PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme will bring a positive psychological push to the young minds given the impact and effect of the recent pandemic on the mental health of children.
Implementation & Execution of PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2021
The National Book Trust, India (under BP Division, Ministry of Education, GOI) is the Implementing Agency which will ensure phase-wise execution of the Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship
Themes for Participating in PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2021
- Unsung Heroes
- Little known facts about the National Movement
- Role of various places in National Movement
- Bringing out new perspectives related to political, cultural, economic, or science related aspects of national movement
- A total of 75 authors selected through an All India Contest at MyGov.
- The selection was made by a Committee to be constituted by NBT.
- The PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme contest was organized from 4th June to 31st July 2021.
- The contestants were asked to submit a manuscript of 5,000 words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book under the Mentorship Scheme.
- The date of announcement of results was 25 December 2021.
- In view of the large number of submissions, govt. ensured that fair review is done and justice is given to young talents.
- Based on mentorship, the selected authors prepared manuscripts for final selection under the guidance of the nominated mentors.
- The entries of the winners was already been readied for publication by 15th December 2021.
- The published books were launched on 12th January 2022 on YUVA DIVAS or the National Youth Day.
- The contest was open to citizens of India who are below the age of 30 years as on 1st June 2021. Indian nationals residing outside India who hold a PIO card (Person of Indian Origin) or NRIs (Non-resident Indian) holding Indian passports were also eligible to participate in the contest.
- PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme contestants could download their certificate of participation upon successful submission of their entry. Please note that this certificate was only an acknowledgement of an entry submitted successfully and in no way guarantees selection for mentorship program.
PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2021 Phase 1 – Training (3 Months)
- The National Book Trust, India organised a Two-Week Writers’ Online Programme for the selected candidates.
- During this online programme, the young authors were trained by two eminent authors/mentors from NBT’s panel of accomplished authors and writers.
- After the completion of the two-week writers Online Programme, the authors were trained for 2-Weeks at various On-line/On-site National Camps organised by NBT.
PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2021 Phase 2 – Promotion (3 Months)
- The young authors got to expand their understanding and hone their skills through interaction at various international events such as Literary Festivals, Book Fairs, Virtual Book Fair, Cultural Exchange Programmes, etc.
- At the end of mentorship a consolidated scholarship of Rs. 50,000 per month for a period of 6 months (50,000 x 6 = ₹3 Lakh) per author was paid under the Mentorship Scheme.
- A book or a series of books written by the young authors was published by NBT, India as the outcome of the mentorship programme.
- A royalty of 10% was payable to the authors on successful publications of their books at the end of the Mentorship Program.
- Their published books were translated into other Indian languages ensuring the exchange of culture & literature between different states & thereby promoting Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
Need for PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 2023
Under the dynamic leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) lays emphasis on empowerment of young minds and creation of learning ecosystem that can nurture young learners for future leadership roles. To achieve this goal as well as to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence, a national PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme is launched. Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors will go a long way in cementing the foundation of these leaders of tomorrow.
India tops the world chart in the youth population and has a lot of potential ready to be tapped into and utilized for capacity and nation-building. Demographic advantage offers India and its economy an unprecedented edge. With this express intent of mentoring a new generation of young creative writers, there is an imminent requirement to take initiatives at the highest level. These initiative are taken under the visionary national level flagship programme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
Essentially, PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme envisions cultivating modern ambassadors of Indian literature. India is ranked 3rd in the arena of book publishing and to further boost this treasure trove of indigenous literature, it is imperative to project this at the global stage. PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme will help to develop a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge and provide a window to the aspiring youth to articulate themselves in their mother tongue and represent India at an international level. PM Yuva Yojana is in line with Hon’ble PM’s vision of Global Citizen and establish India as a Vishwa Guru.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
What are the “Themes” that one can send one’s entry about
Major themes: Unsung Heroes; Little known facts about the National Movement; Role of various places in National Movement; Entries bringing out new perspectives related to political, cultural, economic, or science related aspects of national movement etc.
What was the duration of the PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 1.0 Contest
The duration of the contest was 4th June 2021 to 31st July 2021 (11.59 PM)
Till what time the submissions for Yuva 1.0 were accepted
The submissions were accepted till 11:59 PM on 31 July 2021 on MyGov
Was the option to write in any Indian language available in Yuva Scheme 1.0
Yes, you could write in English or also in any of the following languages as listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India: (1) Asamiya, (2) Bangla, (3) Gujarati, (4) Hindi, (5) Kannada, (6) Kashmiri, (7) Konkani, (8) Malayalam, (9) Manipuri, (10) Marathi, (11) Nepali, (12) Odia, (13) Punjabi, (14) Sanskrit, (15) Sindhi, (16) Tamil, (17) Telugu, (18) Urdu, (19) Bodo, (20) Santhali, (21) Maithili and (22) Dogri
Date to Calculate maximum age of 30 years in phase 1 of PM Yuva Scheme
You were to be exactly 30 years or below as on 1st June 2021 for participating in Yuva 1.0 scheme.
Who was eligible to participate in the Yuva 1.0 contest
Citizens of India aged 30 years or below as on 1st June 2021.
Were foreign nationals also eligible to participate in the Yuva scheme 1.0 contest
Only Indian nationals including those holding PIOs or NRIs holding Indian passports were allowed to participate in the contest.
Does anyone having a PIO/NRI holding Indian Passport were required to attach supporting documents
Yes, you had to attach a copy of your passport/PIO card with your entry
Was submission of more than one entry was allowed in Phase 1 of PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme
Only one entry per contestant was allowed
What was be the structure of the entry
The structure included chapter plan, synopsis and two-three chapters (if the entry has chapters) within a maximum word limit of 5000 words
Was there any minimum age for entry in PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme
No minimum age was prescribed
What was the genre of entry
Applicants were given the choice to submit both fiction and non-fiction.
Was poetry accepted in PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme 1.0
No, poetry was not accepted
What was the format of submission in PM Mentoring Yuva Scheme
For English, the format had font style as Times New Roman and font size should be 14. For other languages, equivalent font style/size should be employed
For more details, visit the official website at https://innovateindia.mygov.in/yuva/