After completing its first successful city summit in Bengaluru, the Behtar India Go Green City Summits moves onto the next destination, Kolkata where the summit was hosted by Birla High School which recycled the maximum amount of paper, the numbers nearly adding up to 16,000 KGS.
" These last 10 days of the countdown have been very stressful for us. Are we going to win? How many more KGS do we need to put in? Teachers were personally collecting and hey we won and are finally hosting the summit.", said the Director of the school
The panel shed some light on the challenges faced by the citizens to make Kolkata a Behtar city. They discussed about current issues and suggested the measures which should be taken to keep the city clean. The panel included Chief Marketing and Digital Officer of DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, Anshuman Verma, Roopa Ganguly (Actor, Singer and Politician), Tushar Himatsinghka (Founder and CEO of Vital Waste - the company that uses waste as raw material to produce things), Subhas Datta, an Environmentalist and Sangeeta Thakral (Director of Communications and Marketing CAF India). The event was moderated by Ritika Jhanji Jagtiani.
"I used to take the broom and clear the roads myself whereas recycling is the whole new dimension.", said Mr. Subhas Datta.
While India generates 1,50,000 tonnes of waste per day the citizens are turning up with solutions to make India a smarter city. The main topic revolved around how to make Kolkata a better city to live in while the promotion of saying “Charity begins at home” came into existence. The Behtar India Go Green City Summits revolve around 3 aspects – Swasthya, Swachhata and Vatavaran.
The Behtar India Go Green City Summits 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.
Evolving the campaign and making it adapt to the requirement of the cities have helped the citizens to be more responsible and address the main issues as soon as possible.
Watch the video to know more about the issues and challenges faced by the people of Kolkata and how the panelists help the citizens with their problems by giving them advices and suggestions.