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 PRAJNA GANAPATHY MALETTIRA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

PES University | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6

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" Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
Being a Millennium Fellow will impart in me the skills and knowledge required to bring about necessary changes for the furtherance of communities. Furthermore, interacting with percipient individuals from across the world will magnify my aspiration to bring about sustainable changes for the betterment of our planet. I am exhilarated to learn and later apply the UNAI principles and SDGs in my endeavours. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Anzen: Your Friend in the Dark

Anzen is a safety device designed to aid individuals to call for help in dire situations. Oftentimes, when people are in danger, they can't reach for their communication devices and obtain the necessary assistance. Anzen aims to automatically detect whether a person is in need of help based on a person's bodily parameters, such as temperature and pulse rate. Combining this with knowledge of the individual's location the device alerts the person's emergency contacts with their current location. The device will be wearable, easily accessible and imperceptible due to its simple design.

About the Millennium Fellow

Prajna Malettira strongly believes that we live in a society that is dependent on science and technology where individuals are constantly learning and evolving. She is a student at PES University, Bengaluru, India pursuing a degree in Electronics and Communication. Growing up in the IT hub of India, Bengaluru where technology and human interface is gaining precedence and becoming the social mantra. The buzz of this automation encouraged her to explore her empathetic and compassionate nature and interface it with technology to work towards a professional goal that would help the majority of communities to use sustainable, cost-effective and innovative devices.