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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



PES University | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 6


" Empathy and creativity drive my passion for humanitarianism. Being a Millennium Fellow will give me a platform to take my social impact work to the next level, and will help me reach out to and impact people on a larger scale. Meeting Fellow enthusiastic and passionate people, who are working towards similar goals will help me enhance the work that I am already doing. My drive and passion to work on social issues come from my own life, because I have been through and overcome a lot of issues myself, and I would not want anyone else to go through the same without any help. even if I can help one person, it means a lot to me, and I think being a Millennium Fellow will help me impact a lot of people, which sounds very exciting, and I could not be more grateful for this opportunity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Queerious

Queerious is a project that is aimed at increasing awareness, reducing inequalities and discrimination, and promoting assimilation and acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals. Starting with our local community, we aim to bring forth awareness to the people in our city, state, country and the world. The term queerious is a combination of two words, queer and curious, and this is what this project aims to do- we aim to clarify the curiosity in people's minds about the queer community. We believe that the main reason for homophobia and discrimination is because of the lack of knowledge among people, and this can be curbed by providing information that is authentic and personal. We planned to go about this project by interviewing people from our locality who belonged to the LGBTQ+ community. We would then use their insights to create informative and engaging social media posts and videos for people to see. This would help develop a personal view in people's minds about the experiences and struggles that queer people face, which would help promote awareness and reach.

About the Millennium Fellow

Amrita Das is an undergraduate final year student of engineering at PES University. Besides being academically bright, she takes a keen interest in social issues that plague the world. She has been involved in several social initiatives and drives to help people in her community. She is deeply empathetic, passionate and driven. Although she has worked at the grassroots level by contributing to her local community by educating children, she has been a part of global social impact, twice, once with Girl Up She Foundation, a United Nations initiative, and as an HPAIR delegate, under Harvard. Being a South Asian queer young woman, she advocates for LGBTQ rights and mental health, particularly in her community. Her dream is to ensure equality and safety for the LGBTQ community, in her country. she is also very creative, and she is involved in research to build accessible devices for the elderly and the disabled. She considers herself to be a humanitarian, and wishes for equality and peace, for everybody in the world. She is very grateful for being selected for the Millennium Fellowship and hopes she will do this title some justice.

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