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 SHRIYA DAYAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Thomas Edison, America’s greatest inventor, gave teamwork utmost importance. His most notable inventions have been attributed to organized teamwork and collaboration. Edison is known to believe in the potential of creating diverse teams and giving importance to the contributions of each individual team member. If we’re to devise solutions for sustaining human life on this planet, we need to embrace the interconnectedness of our issues and provide spaces for cross-fertilization of ideas.

Therefore, I believe that engaging with a diverse network of students at the Millennium Fellowship will help me expand my understanding of leadership and social impact. Not only will this distinction help me connect with the right people, but will also help me represent a collective mission with other students around me. It is invigorating to have an opportunity to work on social impact with your batchmates on campus, and even more so when you have a nurturing environment at hand. I look forward to being a Millennium Fellow! "

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

Shriya Dayal, a final-year undergrad student based in India is passionate about urban circularity, menstrual health, and revamping education. She is currently working on implementing Climate Education in the schools of Kerala (India) and hopes to use her learnings to make an impact through education.