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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PUNEET GARG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" Millennium Fellowship provides me with a platform and acts as a motivation and a booster to changing the world. The modus operandi of this Fellowship works in a way that will definitely help the world to change in a better perspective. I have always wanted to be a part of a community that strives hard to pursue its ambitions for the larger good of society. It provides me with this opportunity to go ahead with my ideas. I think that no time comes trapped in a talisman and therefore, every second is an auspicious second of life when we can kickstart the passion to bring a change for the betterment of society. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sex Education for All (SEFA)
Sex Education For All (SEFA): which focuses on UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education in close alignment with the United Nations Academic Impact: Principle 6 furthering a commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education. We have reached out to adolescents from 9-12th standard in High Schools across India, equipping them with sex education and legal requisites that a child their age should be aware of. From understanding consent, to having the tools to deal with cyber harassment, or making benefits of the mental health act, SEFA aspires to inspire as many students as possible. With as many as 30 people from NUJS on board, Tushmi Udyalak as the Founder, Sushovan Patnaik as the co-founder are also heading the cohort as campus ambassadors of NUJS. We aim to equip the young adults at NUJS with social impact leadership training and skills as provided by UN MCN and UNAI. Social media harassment (IT Act and other related statutes), grooming (minors + consent), IPC Provisions (Outrage of Modesty, Voyeurism, etc.), POCSO and Sex Education topics like STI, pregnancy test, birth control etc have been covered via a Primer by us law-students in this project.
About the Millennium Fellow
Puneet Garg is a persevering and ingenious law student, pursuing his B.A. LL.B. (5-year course) from the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata. He was born in Rajasthan, resides in Jaipur, and is currently studying in Kolkata– City of Joy!! He has been passionate about giving his peers a base in building relationships and has been introducing the concept of caring about others to improve their wellness. Throughout his high school years and currently in his college years, he has been an empathetic leader who has contributed to conducting various workshops, both at a national and international level for a social cause. Through his previous work experience as a research analyst, he has procured foresight, ability, and strength to manage his responsibilities with ardent fidelity. His education and leadership experiences would benefit society considerably as he is always excited about the challenges ahead of him and accept them with alacrity. As a leader, he believes that encouraging the silent ones is a simple gesture to inspire everyone around you. He aspires to use his proficiency in the field of law to convert a social idea into pragmatic reality.