After completing an impactful summit in the city of Eastern Light, Guwahati, The Behtar India Go Green Summits advanced to the next city, the heart of the country, Delhi. Where, the top-performing school, Modern School played a vital role in making a better environment for the future generations by successfully recycling more than 36,348.7 KGS of waste and thereby becoming the hosts for the Delhi City Summit.
The most substantial part of the summit has always been the panel discussion. This time the panel comprised of Mr. Anshuman Verma (Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, DHFL Pramerica), Anshu Sharma (Co-founder – SEEDS), Pankaj Prasad (Mechanical Engineer and alumnus Delhi College of Engineering), Naresh Kumar (Chairman, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMDC)). and a special celebrity guest Atul Wassan (Cricketer). The panel was moderated by Ms. Nayan Shukla.
They addressed the issues of air pollution, water pollution, waste generation, waste mismanagement or sanitation which are the current challenges faced by the city of Delhi. The panel also shared their opinions over solutions to the problems faced by the city and the steps that should be taken to counter these problems to make Humari Dilli, a Clean Dilli and Healthy Dilli.
While talking about the learning and observation of this initiative Mr. Anshuman Verma (Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, DHFL Pramerica) spoke about the format of this year’s campaign,
“The intent of this campaign essentially was to create a group activity where all the children participate, and it forces children to get out of their comfort zone into their community and do activities related to recycling which is one of the pillars of this campaign. The other initiative was that by doing recycling what is it that will change? We wanted to do it at a very very large scale, the other thing was to inculcate recycling in a formal economy.”
Anshu Sharma (Co-founder – SEEDS) also spoke about coming together to make the problem of pollution better.
“We have been sitting in a lot of garbage and the one thing we did in a recent day was, we took a plastic bottle and you start stuffing these little plastic wraps that have been thrown around in the bottle. You can get more than 500 wraps in a bottle. You don’t throw the bottle away but instead now what you are holding in your hand is an eco-brick, you can build with it.”
Former Indian cricketer and commentator, Mr. Atul Wassan also spoke about how pollution in Delhi is affecting the health of its people and how behavioral change is the need of the hour.
The Behtar India Campaign is an initiative that aims at bringing together schools, students, corporates and citizens towards discussing the problems and solutions with an aim to build a sustainable environment and future. The objective is to catalyze progressive action towards a sustainable India, a Behtar India, through work in the fields of health, environment, and hygiene.
Watch the video to know more about the issues and challenges faced by the people of Delhi and how the panelists help the citizens with their problems by giving them advices and suggestions.