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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.



XIM University | Bhubaneswar, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6


" Throwing off the shackles of incarceration to my perturbation and apprehension of the future, Millennium Fellowship provides me with my first greatest opportunity towards working on a goal which has been a part of me throughout my life whilst spreading the message of dreaming big irrespective of the dilemmas and the illusionary trepidation(which feels so real for that particular phase) of not being able to succeed because of the constant tussle with your thoughts and mind whilst battling with mental health each day and each second. It's a platform for me to go beyond my battles and to let other people believe and inspire themselves to dream big and support others in the process!! It's okay to be confused but give your best and Universe shall show you the way! Do not let your thoughts define you! They are illusions! And yes, this comes from a person who is constantly fighting against her own thoughts and mental health! You are loved! And yes, you deserve to be heard! Your competition is with your own thoughts! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Inaayat

Project Inaayat is an initiative of students of XIM University, Bhubaneswar India; organised under the auspices and aegis of the Millennium fellowship, in co-ordination with United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). The project aims to advance Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health and well-being and UNAI principle 6; commitment to human rights. The project name "Inaayat" is inspired by the team's noble intentions of kindness and compassion; realized by the trajectory of educational advancements and debunking mental health taboos. The team consists of Millennium fellows (from the Class of 2021), committed to educate, advocate and support the cause of mental health and well being (SDG: 3). Since their motto is "Your Story Matters", Project Inaayat creates platform for the students of the University and across to share their voices and organise awareness campaigning through webinars, competitions and interactions in their social channels.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anwesha Bujarbaruah is an inquisitive, idealistic and contemplative student pursuing Undergraduate Economics(Honours) degree from XIM University(formerly known as Xavier University), Bhubaneshwar, India. She perceives the world through the utopi vision of "Humanity over Diversity" where people come in consolidation towards accepting each other amidst the myriads of illusionary identities and diversities we live by based on the social constructs, conditioning, ideas, notions and realities.
She believes in being empathetic and contributing to the growth of the society without being the reason for another individual's distress and taking stand against the wrong done to oneself and assisting others in a manner which inspires the present and the posterity!
As she quotes-"Reality is just a narrative. Truth is absolute. Accept but don't alter! Freedom of speech is not about proving oneself right whilst being disdainful to another perspective and promulgating them as" wrong". Question to learn, not to prove and impress! Think critically! "

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