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New Delhi: In order to empower young minds and create a learning ecosystem in India that can nurture young learners for future leadership roles, the MyGov platform under the Ministry of Electronics and Technology information (MeitY) in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT), Department of Education, is running the online competition as part of the PM’s mentoring program for young writers, seeking the participation of young aspiring Indian writers from around the world. The online competition was launched on June 4, 2021 and is open until July 31, 2021.

The PM’s mentorship program for young writers is generating a lot of interest among young people across the nation. To be a part of this program, many budding and aspiring writers have come forward to submit their nominations and benefit from this unique government initiative.

A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India competition organized on and Entries can be submitted until July 31, and winners will be announced on August 15, 2021. Almost 5,000 book submissions have already been received by July 19, 2021.

The Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education launched the PM’s YUVA Mentorship Program on May 29, 2021 with the aim of training young aspiring authors (under 30) to promote reading, writing and book culture in the country; and projecting India and Indian writings into the world.

Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors (YUVA) is part of the India @ 75 project (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) to highlight the perspectives of the young generation of writers on themes such as unsung heroes, freedom fighters, unknown and forgotten places and their role in the National Movement, and other related themes in innovative and creative ways. This program will thus help to develop a flow of writers able to write on a range of subjects in order to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge system.

The National Book Trust, India, reporting to the Ministry of Education as the implementing agency, will ensure the progressive delivery of the program according to well-defined stages of mentoring. Books prepared under this program will be published by National Book Trust, India; and will also be translated into other Indian languages ​​ensuring the exchange of culture and literature, thus promoting “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”. Selected young authors will have the opportunity to interact with some of the best and renowned authors, participate in literary festivals, etc.

YUVA Highlights (Young, Upcoming & Versatile Authors)
S.No. Highlights
1. A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India competition
2. The selection will be made by a Committee which will be constituted by NIT
3. The competition will run from June 4 to July 31, 2021
4. Applicants will be asked to submit a 5,000 word manuscript to judge its suitability for further development as a suitable book under the mentoring program.
5. The names of the selected authors will be announced on August 15, 2021
6. Based on the mentorship, the selected authors will prepare manuscripts for final selection under the guidance of the nominated mentors.
7. The winning entries will be ready for publication by December 15, 2021
8. Published books can be launched on January 12, 2022 on YUVA DIVAS or National Youth Day
9. The competition is open to Indian citizens under the age of 30 as of June 1, 2021. Indian nationals residing outside India and holders of a PIO (Person of Indian Origin) or NRI (Non-resident Indian) card holders of an Indian passport can also participate in the competition
ten. A consolidated scholarship of Rs. 50,000 per month for a period of six months per author will be paid as part of the mentoring program

There are only a few days left for the contest to end, aspirants can visit or for more details on how to enter, submit applications, FAQs, etc.


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