By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, Mar: As many as 1718 Dengue Protection Kits were distributed among underprivileged students of Aasraa Trust Centre, here, by the Principal of Welham Boys’ School, Dr Gunmeet Bindra, and the students of the school, along with NGO Navjyoti Development Society. The kits were provided by DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance under its Behtar India campaign.
‘Behtar India’ is a one of its kind collaborative social responsibility campaign that works to get different segments of society to work together in the fields of health, hygiene and environment. In the second season of the campaign this year, Behtar India Go Green City Summits were held in 10 different cities, including Dehradun, where the summit was organised at Welham Boys’ School on 14 November, 2018. The top spot was secured by Welham Boys’ School by collecting 9,637 kgs of waste – the highest amount for recycling by any school in the city. Overall, 11,583 kgs of waste was recycled by Dehradun out of the total 1, 30,591.44 kgs of waste recycled by Northern India.
According to Anshuman Verma, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, “The second season of Behtar India has been a huge success and we have received an overwhelming response from the schools, corporates and students from all over India. So far, ‘Behtar India’ campaign has helped in saving 1.92 Crore litres of water; 13,667 trees; 7,235 barrels of oil and one month’s electricity bill of 35,373 households. As a part of this campaign, we have started distributing dengue kits to the underprivileged children across the country. Last year, we distributed around 59,000 dengue protection kits and this year we would be distributing around 70,000 kits to the underprivileged children all over India.”
The second edition of Behtar India Campaign concluded on 28th February 2019 in New Delhi, where the Campaign ambassador, Parineeti Chopra, rewarded the top six schools under two categories which are Behtar Swashthya and Behtar Vatavaran on the basis of the amount of paper and e-waste collected and the number of Dengue kits distributed to the underprivileged children. Similarly, the top 10 students were also honoured individually under these two categories, during the grand finale.