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 ANUSHA ANSHUMAN MOHAPATRA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) | Hyderabad, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 10

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" When we carefully examine the SDGs of the UN, we find that at the heart of all goals are fundamental and broad principles like diversity and inclusion. Equity is the overarching aspiration in all those areas. This is what I foreshadow as the core of my future life work, and the Millennium Fellowship will fittingly help to coalesce and enable building the requisite capabilities in that direction. I believe that inclusion and accessibility principles when well integrated in all activities and structures, will create a sustainable ecosystem and powerful impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Inaya

Inaya seeks to empower through education. In today’s day and age, independence and self-sustenance is key. Often, women who have been abused, are underprivileged or do not have the ability or the support to fight those who have been denying them their basic rights, do not have the fundamental financial knowledge needed to utilize their earnings and funds appropriately. It is through basic financial knowledge that we seek to empower the women of Hyderabad and do our bit to help them become citizens who are aware and responsible.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anusha Mohapatra is a determined, conscientious, and nurturing individual, currently studying law at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. Born in the city of Ahmedabad in Western India, she feels passionately about the issues of inclusivity and accessibility. During her school years, she was awarded for creating awareness and raising funds for the care of the elderly by HelpAge India, New Delhi & for a Mass Awareness Campaign against Cancer/Aids. After joining law school, she worked in Anganwadis or rural child care centres in her city, taught classes to pre-school children and prepared reports on the conditions of those centres. During the pandemic, she imparted lessons to underprivileged girls who could not avail schooling due to the frequent lockdowns. In the course of her initiatives and by virtue of her being an office bearer twice in school, she picked up key leadership traits. In the future, she aspires to be a lawyer not driven by materialistic pursuits, but rather to change the perception of the profession through altruistic activities. This fellowship shall be a mode for her to fulfill those aspirations by employing the skills she has gained in her past experiences to use in the fellowship.