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 ADITI PANIGRAHI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Punjab Engineering College | Chandigarh, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 1

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" I am still unaware and untrained about how to put my knowledge and interest into practice. I know I can teach people concepts easily with a tint of creativity. But right now I am in search of an opportunity to get to know people who have already put their knowledge into practice. I want to experience the momentum of being a part of something big, something which has already started taking baby steps to bring change. I think the Millennium Fellowship will help me channel and might get the support and strength to start something big and impactful. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Surkh

Surkh is an initiative by the Women Empowerment Cell (WEC) of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. It aims to advance Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality.

Surkh aims at increasing awareness of menstrual health & hygiene through student-led initiatives. Menstrual health continues to be a stigmatized topic in many areas across the country, especially rural areas. Through Surkh, we hope to facilitate the de-stigmatization of conversations around menstrual health, and also encourage the use of sustainable menstrual products.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aditi Panigrahi is an energetic and creative engineering student at Punjab Engineering Collee, Chandigarh. Born in India, she stayed in Gujarat for 16 years but her native is Odisha. She also stayed in Indonesia for about 3 years. She is always passionate about her work and always has a creative outlook on any discussion. Along with the core subjects of Computer Science Engineering, she also has a keen interest in Biology. She is a charming person and great at working in teams. She is always highly motivated and is a quick learner. She has always been appreciated for her out-of-the-box ideas. She is very expressive and has good speaking and writing skills. She aspires to work in the field of Computational Biology.