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 VIDHI RAHUL VYAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Jai Hind College | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3

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" To be a Millennium Fellow is an honour as it allows you an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals motivated to bring a positive change in society. Also, providing a deeper and broader understanding of the issues faced by the world, it also opens up more horizons for novel ideas and change by being a part of the voice of growth and development. I also find it essential to mention what a Fellowship exactly connotes, 'it is a friendly association, especially with people who share common interests' Thus, I can say that this opportunity will help me become a part of a global community of similar goal-oriented individuals who wish to work for the betterment and benefit of humanity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mindfulness With Joy

Mindfulness with Joy is a pertinent example of how inequalities can be reduced and inclusiveness can be brought in, in society. The project from its inception aims to engage children and adults with special needs in various activities which will not only promote their overall development but also help spread joy. It aims to improve overall social awareness about specially abled persons. We also aim to help children with disabilities feel equal and feel capable of doing the things that those without physical disabilities do.

About the Millennium Fellow

Vidhi Vyas is a young, exuberant individual and a motivated student of Political Science and Economics at Jai Hind College, Mumbai. She was born in New Delhi and currently resides in Mumbai, India. She is passionate about world peace and security, gender equality and social justice, all of which are vividly reflected in the activities she engages in and volunteering experiences she takes up. Working with several NGOs and target-based plans, Vidhi proves her diligence for social change through her outlook which aims to reshape minds at the foundation and grassroot levels to bring a positive evolution. According to her, imparting balanced values of social equality, gender justice and inclusion during budding years of education are of prime importance. Her compassionate approach towards people, ability to work with patience and logic, and her familiarity and wide experience in leadership makes her determined to bring a change and positively impact lives. Vidhi aspires for a specialization that would further her interests in her field and also be able to create an impact and contribute to the development of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.