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 ARPAN CHATTERJEE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Indian Oil Odisha Campus | Bhubaneswar, India | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 2

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" If you want to learn to smash, you need to learn how to toss. Everything has a first step to make it a legend. Hence, being a part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of '21 it will be my baby step towards the initiative of being a social person working for the society and solving its problems efficiently.
Being a Millennium Fellow, it would help me not only know how to be efficient in solving the problem of others, but also, include me in a chain of change makers and problem solvers. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: I=E^2+R

“If you are planning for year, sow rice; If you are planning for decade, plant trees; If you are planning for lifetime, educate people.” As per the 2011 Census, India’s literacy stands at 75% and that's quite sluggish when compared to other countries that got Independence in similar era. Odisha, a state in Eastern India had its rate below the national average and this is just a small part of the bigger picture. Future starts with the learning of alphabet; Such low literacy figures call for immediate action. Our project aims to help rural communities that host skilled and talented indigenous masses who are yet to see best of the world. And this starts with connecting people from remote parts via digital meetings with Panchayats and local leadership (and in-person when situations permit). Students in villages aren’t able to decide their field of study owing to lack of guidance. Few sessions every month will help them realize their inner potentials to march ahead for secured future through education. Another wing of our project will help deprived people to lead righteous life by eliminating issues of hunger, poverty and sanitation as Equality and Rights are equally essential along with Education.

About the Millennium Fellow

Arpan Chatterjee is a serious and focussed person who loves to play badminton and sees life as this sport. According to him life is like a shuttle which keeps on tossing from one challenge to other. But for some, it is a smash and the shuttle is damaged permanently. But, they can always have a second chance and that is why is also into social service. He has always dreamt of opening an NGO and is now on his way to make it happen. He sees his life in others and is always ready to help whenever and whatever required. He believes although not everone is fortunate, but we can make it so by making this world a better place and hence, is really proud to be connected with a chain of Trend-Setters and not Trend-Followers.