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 LAVANYA GUPTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" Dedication and Resilience are two crucial qualities that add up to the success of any cause, and especially when working on a very stigmatized area that is mental health, I need patience and a platform through which I can spread awareness. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship, I will get an exposure to advocate my opinions and explore myself and the world, which will enhance my skills immensely. The support and perspectives I will get from here will help me work for the cause with more persistence and empower me to create an impact aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs. I am thrilled to be a part of a community working for a positive change in society by envisaging new skills. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Parwaaz

Parwaaz aims to assist the students and society to normalize the discussion of mental health and reduce the stigma associated with it. The purpose of this Project is to promote, restore and maintain a positive mental health. Parwaaz is constituted on the idea of assisting the students and society to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, promote help seeking behaviours and emotional well-being practices, and prevent suicide through individual education and outreach events. There is a need for teenagers and adolescents to be aware of mental health issues that affect their peers and community as well as resources for how to seek help. It is important to cultivate practices that support emotional wellbeing. When mental health is overlooked, it can have detrimental effects on the individual and the community. For this cause, the whole team of Parwaaz is determined to spread awareness by arranging workshops, counseling sessions, activities and a lot more.

About the Millennium Fellow

Lavanya Gupta is an enthusiastic, determined, and resilient student pursuing psychology and human resource management at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She is passionate about psychology and has been voicing her opinions about mental health, and believes it is as important as physical health. She ardently works to remove the stigma around this and advocating the need to acknowledge it. Throughout her school and in college, she tries to make this earth a safer place where there is less criticism and more acceptance for the people suffering from unstable mental health and wants to ensure emotional, psychological, and social well-being.