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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RONITT MEHRA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Delhi Technological University | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 1
" “You cannot be successful, nor call yourself successful, in a society that fails, by Feike Sijbesma, Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM.
This quotation truly inspires and makes me believe that social responsibility is an ethical theory in which individuals are accountable for fulfilling their civic responsibility, and the actions of the individual must benefit society as a whole.
I feel that the Millennium Fellowship will provide me a credible global platform which will give structure and legitimacy to my work, and at the same time act as a mentor in evolving the natural leader in me. Personally, I have organized many projects and workshops in school on Sustainability and Climate Action, where I have invited corporates to deliver their thought-provoking ideas and also raised funds for our school ecosystem.
However, these efforts can only be impactful if we collaborate with like-minded associates in the Millennium Fellowship network to raise awareness via projects and possibly make meaningful differences which will change lives for our generation but for future generations to come. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Jal Shakti Abhiyan
My project “Jal Shakti Abhiyan” has made an impact on 1000 people in
Salarpur Village, Gautam Budh Nagar in Noida by supplying low-cost water
purifiers that were innovated by me.
Salarpur Village has a total population of 1700+ people with about 300+
houses. It is surrounded by Industrial areas and the village is inhabited by
poorly paid daily wage workers. It is one of the most highly populated villages
in the State of Noida. The resident of Salarpur village are currently facing
issues of poor quality of drinking water. The water supplied in these villages is
salty and tastes bad. And, consequently, these village people are compelled to
buy bottled drinking water as the authority has failed to supply pure drinking
water to the village. Even the ground water has now been showing a declining
trend because of over-extraction. Groundwater extraction is through tube
wells/Ranney and boring machines.
I have addressed this issue by innovating a special low-cost water filters and supplying 200 of these water filters to the village folks,
altogether making an impact on around 1000 family members as each family
has around 5 dependents. Statistically, this addresses almost 60% of the
population in Salarpur Village.
I have also brought awareness by hosting 4 events in the community and
educating them about clean water, water scarcity and have even picked up 5
local ambassadors to further educate the chain. The strength is to work as a
group, and if everyone is a leader, the leader never dies.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ronitt Mehra is a brilliant, smart and talented young man who is currently a globally competitive Engineering student at Delhi Technological University in India. He is passionate about bridging the gap between technology and sustainability by harnessing technology to make a social impact. He believes that Technology is not an impediment to sustainability and both go hand in hand towards making the world better.
He is working on a pet project “JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAN”, an extremely innovative scheme that attempts to face real life challenges related to clean and safe drinking water for the underprivileged by introducing an innovative low cost R.O filter.
Through his outstanding leadership, he has organized other trailblazer projects to tackle the social causes afflicting our society.