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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. 



Ashoka University | Haryana, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7


" I am delighted to be a Millennium Fellow, because I know that it will provide me with the skills, exposure and platform to advance my goals pertaining to mental health and well-being. I realise that I am fortunate to be given the support and opportunity to work on an issue that I am passionate about, and which needs to be urgently addressed, both in India as well as globally. I enjoy team-work, and I am thrilled at the prospect of working with determined and dynamic individuals who My becoming a Millennium Fellow will help me further my attempts to achieve the open, non-discriminatory and honest dialogue on mental issues and health, not just in my immediate surroundings and on my university campus, but hopefully in other places as well! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Kintsugi: The Mental Health Initiative

Kintsugi' is the name of a club at Ashoka University that focuses on issues of mental health and well-being. Through the Fellowship, the team plan to make this project reach individuals on and even beyond our campus.

It pertains to not just the mental well-being of students on campus, but also the facilities and institutions in place to address any issues and concerns that students might have, or provide help/relief for their psychological distress and general anxiety and stress in any way possible. It also has a more global aim of creating a better understanding of and around mental health,
busting common-myths and attempting to remove stigma and derogatory labels associated with mental health problems and issues.

Kintsugi has its roots on the campus of Ashoka University; it does, however, live on Instagram as well. They hope to hold six online events by the end of this year, reaching 50 to 100 students each, as well as getting regular entries for their blog, from club members and the student community (and even faculty, if possible!). They also aim to come out with some material (like online zines, illustrations and myth-busting/factual posts online) pertaining to mental health on their social media page.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tanisha Singh is an aspiring Biology major and Psychology minor at Ashoka University, Sonepat, India. Her hobbies include art (sketching, painting), music (Indian classical vocal music, as well as playing the piano and harmonium, and singing and listening to European/other songs and music), writing (stories/poetry/articles/essays) and reading academic and non-academic works. She enjoys discussing anything she is passionate about, whether it is on mental health, the environment, or chai-making techniques and neuroscience, and enjoys taking photos of food and nature. She is dynamic, knows different languages and is aware of different cultures through a lifestyle which included a lot of travel.

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