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YUVA Scheme – Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors

YUVA – Mentoring Young Authors

Every reader has a writer in them that is just waiting for a chance to come strutting out! So here is a chance for you budding young Indian writers to finally do what you have always been dreaming of. Write!

The Ministry of Education has launched the YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) program that will help mentor the upcoming writers of India.



This ambitious program is being implemented through The National Book Trust, India.

To participate, you will have to submit your work (of not more than 5000 words)


When to submit?

This contest will run from 4th June to 31st July 2021, within which period you have to submit your entries.


The result?

All the entries will then be processed and scrutinised, out of which 75 authors will be selected based on pre-determined criteria. The selection will be announced on the Independence Day (15th August 2021).

The selected authors will go through a training program (both online and offline) where eminent authors will mentor them and hone their writing skills.

And on Yuva Divas (12th January 2022), the book(s) containing all the final manuscripts will be launched.

How Can We Help?

If you are worried about the submissions and your entries at any stage, we are here to help you!

– Help In Writing

Your entries may need a lookover and/or guidance to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward. It includes resolving grammatical errors, sentence structuring and restructuring and formatting, along with making sure that your work is well within the word limit and is portraying what you are trying to get across to your audience in the best way possible.


– Help In Submissions


We are here to help you make sure your entries are submitted without any mishap of any kind. It includes ensuring your entry is the right format. That it is submitted at the correct place and in proper time. It also includes downloading your participating certificate that ensures proof to your successful entry in the contest.

You can participate in the contest if you are
i)        Below 30 years old (as of 1st June 2021)
ii)       Indian citizen, NRIs (Non-resident Indian) holding Indian passports, Indian nationals holding a PIO card (Person of Indian Origin)
As per the contest, the major themes are: 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.
All entries to be submitted by 31st July 2021
No fees or any monetary charges have to be given for the entry.
For English, the format should have font style as Times New Roman and font size should be 14. For other languages, equivalent font style/size should be employed.
Your entry should be of 5000 words or less
You can 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

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