The Behtar India Go Green City summits advanced to the very delightful City of Eastern Light, Guwahati. The top-performing school, Sanskriti- The Gurukul played a vital role in making a better environment for the future generations. They managed to recycle more than 2,952 KGS of waste. The Behtar India is an initiative that rewards school for recycling most amount of paper.
The summit commenced with a keynote given by the Ms. Ajanita Hazarika, Principal of Sanskriti – The Gurukul. She spoke about the efforts put in by the students to reach this position. The principal then introduced a dance performance which was given by the students of the school. The anchor of the summit, Amita Wadhwa, then took over the stage to address the issues of pollution, depletion of the forest cover, hill slope destabilization and the annual flooding that impacts land life and property, problems that are currently faced by the city of Guwahati thus setting the stage for the Behtar India Go Green City Summits panel discussion.
The panel discussed and shared their opinions over solutions to the problems faced by Guwahati and the steps that should be taken to counter these problems to make Aamar Guwahati, a clean Guwahati and green Guwahati. The panellists were Mr. Anshuman Verma (Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, DHFL Pramerica), Dr. Jayaditya Purkayastha (General Secretary of Help Earth (NGO)), Mr. Ashutosh Aggarwal (Founder & Secretary, Sanskriti - The Gurukul), Zubeen Garg (A singer par excellence and the voice behind ‘Ya Ali’).
The anchor then opened the floor for questions to the panelists, where students showed great curiosity and involvement in understanding the importance of a sustainable environment, which showed the enthusiasm that the young generation possesses.
After the discussion, the stage was set for another panel discussion with the school Principals. The panel included Ajanita Hazarika (Principal of Sanskriti The Gurukul), Dr. Hemashree Deka (Head of Department, Environmental Science, Assam Valley School), Sayeeda Mukit (Principal of Suderashan Public School) and Panchali Roy (Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School).
The summit was an insightful event, bringing together students, corporates, and citizens to talk about the issues and discuss ideas to help build a sustainable environment. The impact of the summit could be gauged by the enthusiasm and dedication of the students towards understanding and acting on the most critical issue of environmental conservation.
The Behtar India campaign is a unique social collaborative responsibility 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 for the country.