While the 2nd season of Behtar India Go Green Summits focuses more on recycling, it is now time to get on to the third destination that is the City of Nawabs - Hyderabad. This city is famous for its architecture and cuisine, where ancient meets modern. The Oakridge International School, Hyderabad, managed to recycle upto 18,000 KGS of waste in the South Zone, thus becoming the host for the summit. Till now students all over India have managed to recycle approximately 4,00,000 KGS of waste.
Principal of Pallavi Model School, Sunir Nagi, addresses the problem of dengue whereas the students educate people about the cause and provide solutions for the same. Ānshuman Verma (Chief Marketing and Digital Officer of DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance) addressed the crowd about how much waste does India produce in a year and explained how power of multiplication is the way forward.
Arjun Rao, the Principal of Oakridge International School focuses on importance of believing in these campaigns which in turn focus on grass root development.
“It means a lot that you were able to take on this challenge, to challenge each other and to work aggressively towards discovering what we can all do together as schools, as cities and eventually as a nation.” He said.
The panelists for this summit include Arun Sharma (Vice President, Brand & Strategy, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance), Hari Chandana Dasari (Additional Commissioner, GHMC Telangana), Rohit Sharma (Chief Marketing Officer, Hero Cycles), Sridhar Gadhi (Founder & CEO, Quantela Inc) and Narayana Peesapaty (Founder, Bakeys).
The panelists discuss about how taking up cycling can produce less amount of waste (by e-cycling), when does a city become a ‘Smart City’ and how edible cutlery is the future. Edible cutlery mainly focuses to raise the demand for millets in order to save water.
“One gram of rice not used, equals to 15 liters of water being wasted,” says Narayana Peesapaty.
We also learn from Hari Chandana Dasari that GHMC Telangana is the fastest responding Municipal Corporation in India and cleans more waste than any other Metro city.
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.
Watch the panelists take up the question asked by the students and give them solutions on how to improve Swasthya, Swachhta and Vatavaran.