ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RISHIKA ARORA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ashoka University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6

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" There is nothing I believe in more strongly than that the incredible change young people can shape, especially in a time where democratic functioning relies on action, vigilance, and honesty. I'm excited to learn from and with other young people who are devoted to advancing causes of justice and inclusivity. The future is built on connection and empathy, so I'm excited to spend a semester as a Millennium Fellow with other equally passionate youth. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Young India Foundation

Young India Foundation is India's only youth-centric political action committee, working to make the field of Indian politics more accessible for young people. As a non-partisan organisation, YIF works actively at the grassroots level to help independent candidates contest local elections, generate interdisciplinary research, launch special projects geared towards political awareness, and sesnitise Indian youth to politics through workshops and bootcamps.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rishika Arora is a student of Politics and Literature, a lover of theatre, and a hip-hop enthusiast. She heads India's only youth-centric political action committee, Young India Foundation, working to make India's electoral sphere inclusive for younger candidates. Her work stems from her ardent belief in the power of youth action and grassroots mobilisation, ensuring democratic power rests in the hands of those who shape the state. Her academic interests include political philosophy, decolonisation, history, art, and advocacy. She also enjoys colour coding her bookshelves and reading magical surrealist fiction.