The Behtar India Go Green City Summits has now moved to the financial capital of the country, the magnificent city of Mumbai. The Behtar India is an initiative that rewards school for recycling most amount of paper. Pawar Public School, managed to recycle more than 9,700 KGS, thus, becoming the host.
The event began with a special keynote given by Dr. Pramila Kudva, the Principal of the winning school. The anchor of the summit, Ritika Jhanji Jagtiani, then took the stage to speak about the city of Mumbai and rapid population growth in the city. She also shed some light on deforestation, extreme climate change, and played TIK TIK PLASTIC song which focused on the menace of plastic starting the discussion about plastic pollution 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 Mumbai and the steps that should be taken to counter these problems to make Aamchi Mumbai, A Clean Mumbai. The panelists were Mr. Arun Sharma( Vice President, Brand Strategy, DHFL), Asif Bhamla (President of Bhamla Foundation), Amita Ramachandran (Program Officer, Sustainability and Special Projects, Tata Trusts), D Stalin (Director, Conservation, Vanashakti) and Pradeep Tripathi (Founder, Greenyatra).
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 opened for a special drama performance by Children’s Academy followed by the oath taken by Amardeep Kumar (Team Behtar India). Kothari International School presented a Mime act on Swachh Bharat.
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.