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 RUKSHA THAPA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Kathmandu University | Dhulikhel, Nepal | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" By becoming a Millennium Fellow, I am excited about the ideas and knowledges that I get from this platform, which would help me implement my plans about spreading awareness to people about the importance of balanced diet more effectively. It would also help me improve my communication skills which I require in the coming days to establish myself as a successful physician. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Balanced Diet For Healthy Life

My project is to make people aware about consuming balanced diet, it's importance and the consequences of improper food habits. To make people learn about the quantity of nutrients that is required among different age groups to stay healthy. It can be done through conducting various interactive programs with school children and their parents, teachers, school administrations and in local level. This project is more focused on the disorders like Protein energy malnutrition, iron deficiency anemia, vitamin A deficiency disorders and low birth weight. This project also aspires to reduce the chronic diseases like hypertension, Diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism by ensuring healthy dietary habits amongst people through awareness.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ruksha Thapa is a passionate, empathetic and a sincere medical student studying at Lumbini Medical college, Kathmandu university. She was born in Lamjung and currently resides in Palpa. She aspires to become a good physician and help people. She likes listening to slow music and watch comedy shows. Ruksha has always been a kind person to everyone she has met. For as long as she could remember, she was the secretary of junior red cross circle of her school and has conducted awareness programmes regarding health and sanitation within and outside the school. Currently, she is passionate about making people aware about the role of balanced diet for healthy life.