ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SIDDHARTHA DUTTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Amity University, Mumbai | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to initiate a sustainable development project as a Millennium Fellow for the Class of 2020. I believe this opportunity will be a substantial step forward in my efforts towards contributing to the community. I am also keen to interact with other Fellows and discuss thoughts and ideas to have an overall learning experience. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Bhatan Viability Project
The primary goal of the Bhatan Viability Project is to raise awareness among the citizens of the Bhatan village to build a sustainable community; the utmost need of which is highlighted by the pandemic crisis. The Bhatan village surrounds the university campus, and the inhabitants of the village rely majorly on the functioning of the university for their economic development.
While the university itself can boast of prominent infrastructure, Bhatan lacks basic living infrastructure such as water pipelines to households. Through the Bhatan Viability Project, the team aim to increase awareness not only among village folk but also among university students to develop sustainable practices.
In this goal, the project aim is to conduct seminars to raise awareness, conduct fund-raising drives to build the local community and work with the local municipal body to implement policy initiatives that would help the village sustain itself.
About the Millennium Fellow
Siddhartha Dutta is a final year undergraduate Computer Science student at Amity University, Mumbai. His vision of integrating technology for development have led him to pursue a STEM discipline as he pursues his ultimate goal of empowering society to harness the true potential of human ability.