75 authors selected under the PM- YUVA Mentorship Scheme
National Book Trust, India, under Ministry of Education, has selected 75 authors under the Scholarship-cum-Mentorship Scheme for the young authors below the age of 30 years. The contest was organized on the Theme ‘National Movement of India’ under the PM-YUVA Mentorship Scheme as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programmes.
Nearly 16000 entries in 22 Official languages and English were received from all across the country including some from Indian diaspora Community. Out of the 75 selected authors, 38 are males and 37 are females. Further, two are below 15 years, whereas there are 16 authors in the age-group of 15-20 years, 32 fall in the age group of 21-25 years and 25 authors are in the age group of 26-30 years.
The selected authors will undergo six-months of Mentorship in which they would be provided research and editorial support under the guidance of eminent authors and the Editorial Team of National Book Trust, India to develop their book proposals as full-fledged books to be published by the Trust as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiatives. Their published books will be later translated into other Indian languages as well.