New Delhi: Mathrubhumi sub-editor Anuranj Manohar has been selected for the Prime Minister’s Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors (YUVA) scheme, a mentorship programme aimed to train young authors in the country. 75 young writers from 22 Indian languages were selected for the scheme.
Anuranj’s essay on A V Kuttimalu Amma, the first woman freedom fighter from Kerala, also got shortlisted. Anuranj was included in the group of 75 young writers after attending a video conference with the famous authors of the country.
Those selected for the YUVA program will receive a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month for 6 months (a total of Rs 3 lakhs). They will also get the chance to converse with famous writers and to take part in literary festivals.
The 75 selected YUVA writers will be given training from January 7 to January 10. Their book that is being prepared as a part of the scheme will be published by National Book Trust. The royalty of this will also be given to the writers.