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 RISHITA CHAKRABORTY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Christ (Deemed to be University) Bannerghatta Campus | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2

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" I am extremely humbled at being accepted as a Millennium Fellow. I look forward to working with people who are passionate about the same thing as I am. I aim to be a lifelong student here by learning continuously from those around me and never losing the curiosity which would thereby allow me to give back to the community I am working for. I look at this opportunity not as a job of it's own, but as a a calling and a passion. Greatness comes not from a particular position but by helping build a future. I look at my responsibility as a challenge to pave the way for possibilities for those who are younger and deprived of some of the basic needs such as education, to rise above and shine. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Bibliotèach

Project Bibliotèach was conceived in June 2021 to proliferate the benefits of education across students in India. We realised the need for practical education that targeted underprivileged students. These students may or may not have had access to formal education, but regardless of their current educational status, we encourage them to think beyond the limits of rote learning. What started as an idea between some students soon transformed into a full-fledged project, Bibliotéach. We aim to advance SDG 4 (Quality education) and UNAI (United Nations Academic Impact Principles) 2 - Capacity building.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rishita Chakraborty is from Kolkata, West Bengal. She is currently pursuing Economics Hons from Christ University, Bangalore. She has been passionate about Social Work since her school days and has been associated with NGOs that worked for children's education. She truly believes in putting her head, heart and hands into completion of a particular task. Empathy, humility,dedication and perseverance are her core principles. Apart from that, she likes to indulge in reading books, listening to good music and watching films.