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 DHARANI C L, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research | Tirupati, India | Advancing SDG 15 & UNAI 9

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" I am excited to become a Millennium Fellow as I, along with my team, can implement our challenging ideas under the guidance of a great organization to benefit the environment and preserve it for future generations to come. This fellowship is a good platform to develop my leadership and teamwork skills. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project LYF

LYF is a project that primarily focuses on environmental conservation, focusing on about 25-40 cent area, which can include land and water bodies. The project consists of 3 stages. In the first stage, the idea is to visit the place with some of our volunteers. Then collect plastics and other harmful wastes which might be present in the soil and water. Also, if any alien species are recognized that are harmful to the natural flora, then they will also be removed. We will also be testing the samples of soil/water to detect microplastics or other harmful chemicals which might be present, for awareness. The next stage is planting (trees and shrubs on land and mangroves on the lake bank) in the cleaned-up area as a measure to combat climate change. The main point is that we will plant these trees in a modern manner with a limited expense. We also have a solution for this small amount, to give our collected plastic for recycling, from which we get the required money for modern planting (about 10 rupees for 1kg of plastic waste). In the third stage, we are planning to take care of planted trees and take the required steps for their development.

About the Millennium Fellow

Dharani C L is a young, sincere and soft-spoken person born and brought up in India. She completed her schooling in Bangalore, India and is currently a science student pursuing her undergraduate in BSMS at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati, India.
She has participated in various science exhibitions, inter-school science programs, National Children's Science Congress 2017, JIGYASA 2017', which was an event organized by CSIR-NAL, Bangalore, which was a Students, Teachers and Scientists connect program. She was also a part of JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) 2018, which was organized by the Government of Japan.
She aspires to be in a field where she can help in the conservation of nature to protect the environment and contribute to the development of the United Nations' Sustainable Goals.