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 SUMIT KUMAR ROUT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Indian Oil Odisha Campus | Bhubaneswar, India | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 10

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" I have a lot of ideas but I need some support to implement it. So this fellowship will allow me to interact with a bunch of students who have the same vision as me and they will help me to initiate and implement such things in real life. This fellowship will provide me a platform to actually work for the betterment of the society and towards the UN sustainable development goal – 3, Good Health and Well-being. Also if granted this fellowship, I will be able to reach a larger number of people through my team. I am very passionate about the cause I want to work for, so this fellowship will help my dream come true. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Waste Hacks

The project Waste Hacks aims at spreading awareness about waste management, sustainability and Climate Action. Our project focuses on SDG no. 11, 12 and 13 along with the UNAI principle no. 9. As a part of this project, we plan to use the social media platform as our primary source to spread awareness and educational content. We have conducted one online discussion forum about the waste management and it's impact on climate action. We had also run a individual volunteering program called "Waste Hackers" in which the volunteers were encouraged to complete a simple task related to waste management and make their smallest contribution towards the environment. The tasks included Poster making, reusing or repurposing waste, recycling etc.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sumit Kumar Rout is a chemical engineering student at Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Indian Oil Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar. He was born in the city of Bhubaneswar. He is an avid sports fan and a foodie. He is eager to create a positive societal influence. He realised as a chemical engineering student how much stress students are under as a result of online learning. As a result, he devised a plan to assist kids who are dealing with mental health concerns. He is an extremely diligent, determined, and mentally inventive person. Sumit intends to make his own contribution to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.