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 RUTHVIK ANCHURI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 10
" Main reason why i wanted to join this is because i always believed in service in self and the more we give, the more we get without any expectations, and for this i found that becoming a Millennium Fellow is a great opportunity. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Digital Wellbeing
The project aims to achieve Digital Health and Wellbeing in the time when excess use of digital devices and technology is leading to an inevitabe increase in the global burden of mental illness, both in terms of human suffering and economic loss. This project is an effort to reduce the ever increasing number of teens diagnosed with clinical depression and increasing suicides by high schoolers and
college students. The team started with three sectors in starting from Tamil Nadu; the first two being school students and college students- where they conduct digital detoxicating sessions, book reading sessions, beach-walks, visit to old age homes and also digital literacy sessions like digital art workshops. They also plan to inculcate in it telepsychiatry and digital therapy in collaboration with MITR and SAATHI which are the organisations that cater to the wellness structure in IIT Madras through reactive intervention (counseling) and through proactive sides such as wellness awareness and transformation through the methods mentioned already. The third sector is SMEs-the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises whom they help to venture into art entrepreneurship for better outreach and
organizing awareness sessions in the regional languages. The overall idea is being 'digitally healthy'.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anchuri Ruthvik is a student at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and currently taking up a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. As a multimedia student he has trained to perform highly in different fields such as journalism, event organization ,game development ,management. His dedication is what sets her apart from anybody else.He finished his secondary education and scored well in national wide test in India, which made him eligible to get selected in India's top institute. He is a well rounded individual who lives with passion, dedication, and grace.