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 VINAYAK NISHANT GUDIPATY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it gives me an excellent platform for me to network and know people from various backgrounds. I believe that health and well being is an essential part of life, and hence no one should be left out. I am working towards achieving that goal, and significantly today's ever-increasing digital well being among the youth. I feel happy that I am contributing towards the goal and hence am making an impact in my community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: D-Well (Digital Well-being)
DWELL aims to achieve digital health and well being in the age of growing depression, mental illness and human suffering due to excessive use of digital technology. There has been an ever-increasing rate of despondency in teenagers thus leading to an increase in the number of suicides attempts all over the country, majorly due to lack of socializing. Thus, the Millennium Fellows aim at reducing the unhealthy and overuse of digital technology, thus improving human interactions. They set off with three sectors starting in Tamil Nadu; the first two being school students and college students-
which included detoxification sessions, book reading sessions, beach-walks, garden sessions including- newspaper reading, silhouette painting, glass painting and a visit toold age homes. They also plan to collaborate with MITR and SAATHI, organizations that cater to student wellness in the institute, to conduct telepsychiatry and digital therapy. The third sector is SMEs (Small and Medium Scale Enterprises) whom we help to venture into art startups for better outreach and organizing awareness sessions in the local dialects. The aim is to create a socially healthy environment for people of all age groups.
About the Millennium Fellow
Vinayak Nishant Gudipaty is a sophomore at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, studying a bachelor's degree in technology in the electrical engineering department. Currently, he is also a part of a social innovation Club working towards designing an intelligent electronic walking-aid device for Blind people.