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 ATISHAY KHANNA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Ashoka University | Haryana, India | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is brings like minded people together. I believe that we could achieve anything if we are united. I am working hard to ensure that our future generations don't have to see what we are seeing today. I know that this could not be done alone but only when we all become one. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Asawarpur Lake Conservation Project
The water body in the village of Asawarpur attracts a number of bird species and is rich in biodiversity. However, the water body has been used as the community dumping ground by the villagers living near it for dumping sewage and other waste. The consequences of this activity can be highly detrimental. The water of the body is highly polluted and can affect biodiversity to a large extent.
Contaminated water could seep into the groundwater reserve of Asawarpur, causing health concerns for those using the water. Keeping in mind the possible harmful consequences of this activity, the team wish to persuade the villagers to discontinue using the water body as a sewage dumping spot and therefore help revive the water body by cleaning it up.
About the Millennium Fellow
Since childhood, Atishay have always ended up questioning everything and eventually challenging the status quo. Atishay believes energy comes from experiencing new things, meeting new people and travelling to new places and learning about the world around us. The potential to learn something lies in every conversation.