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 SHANKAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

PES University | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 8

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" Being a part of this fellowship will increase my chances of meeting the right people. I need to do what needs to be done. It is a place where like-minded individuals with similar goals and different approaches come together and work together and the various points of views will help in coming up with the best possible solutions. It will also give me an opportunity to draw attention to my own efforts, to make them better, more valuable and efficient. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Kshema

Kshema, is an app designed to ensure adherence to standard protocols meant to be followed during this pandemic. Led by Millennium Fellows Manasa S, Keerthana R and Aditi Shankar, this app offers a fun way to follow protocols, which also has an added benefit to keep people safe. Kshema was born out of pure concern to the society after witnessing the storm that is COVID-19. As of now, the platform is built to operate within the city, with the potential to expand, which can be used by a commoner to a person body politic. Presently, the management of the pandemic is in a top-down, whereas Kshema sets out to reach a higher success rate of compliance of SOPs by adopting a bottom-up approach.

Adherence to protocol presents the opportunity to earn points, which can be redeemed for incentives. Breaking protocol, identified by using a location-based algorithm, would result in a reduction in points. Along with gamifying the platform, it ensures that the user will be reminded of following it.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aditi Shankar is a bright, young student studying Biotechnology in PES University. She is very passionate about Genetic Science and has exhibited this throughout. She remains composed in challenging situations which enables her to provide solutions. Empathizing with people who are in need of help inspires her to help make a change in their lives - her contribution to the society. With the current challenges related to environmental hazards which has been affecting all countries across the globe, Aditi aims to bring innovative ways of handling pollution. As an aspiring scientist and researcher, Aditi has excellent attitude and aptitude and is very adaptive to changes. Her hobbies include music, writing, and reading.