Dehradun, 14 Nov: In a mission to make the cities cleaner, greener and healthier, the Sixth Behtar India Go Green City Summit was held in Welham Boys School, today, after the grand success of its five city summits in Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai, respectively. The school earned the coveted distinction of hosting the Behtar India Go Green City summit by recycling 9,637 kgs of waste, the maximum amount collected by any school in the city. Army Public School, Clement Town, secured the second spot for recycling 1,946 kgs in total.
The second season of Behtar India campaign has moved into its second leg wherein the campaign is being taken across to 10 different cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad among others. Launched last year, the Behtar India campaign supports the community to step forward and help itself in achieving better health, hygiene and environment standards. The eight month long campaign is focused on three main pillars– Health, Hygiene and Environment with recycling as its core theme.
Congratulating the school, Anoop Pabby said, “We have received an overwhelming response from the schools and students from all over India. Till date, the nation has recycled over 6 lakh kgs of waste since the inception of the campaign in April 2018. Dehradun has recycled a total of 11,583 kgs of waste adding to the total collection from North India to 1, 30,591.44 kgs. We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the students of Welham Boys who have come forward and taken part in the ‘Behtar India’ campaign and put in their efforts towards adopting recycling as a habit”.
The panelists at the Behtar India Go Green City Summit in Dehradun included Dr Ruchi Badola, Professor & Scientist, Department of Eco-development Planning and Participatory Management, Wildlife Institute of India; Dr Rajendra Singh, Renowned Water Conservationist & Environmentalist; Vijay Kumar Jogdande, Municipal Commissioner, Doon Nagar Nigam; Zubin Nautiyal, Renowned Singer, and Anshuman Verma, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance.