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In a mission to make the cities cleaner, greener and healthier, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance has organized its fifth Behtar India Go Green City Summit at Pawar Public School in Kandivali today after the grand success of its four city summits in Bangalore, Kolkata Hyderabad and Chennai respectively. The school earned the coveted distinction of hosting the Behtar India Go Green City summit by recycling 9,776.49 kgs of waste, the maximum amount collected by any school in the city. HVB Global Academy secured the second spot for recycling 7,627 kgs in total.
The second season of Behtar India campaign has moved into its second leg wherein the campaign is being taken across to 10 different cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad among others. Launched last year, the Behtar India campaign supports the community to step forward and help itself in achieving better health, hygiene and environment standards. The eight month long campaign is focused on three main pillars– Health, Hygiene and Environment with recycling as its core theme.
Congratulating the school, Mr. Anoop Pabby, MD & CEO, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, said, “We have received an overwhelming response from the schools and students from all over India. Till date, the nation has recycled over 5.5 lakh kgs of waste since the inception of the campaign in April 2018. Mumbai has recycled a total of 49,923.36 kgs of waste adding to the total collection from West India to 96,254.99 kgs. We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the children of Pawar Public School who have come forward and taken part in the ‘Behtar India’ campaign and put in their efforts towards adopting recycling as a habit. Over 45 schools have so far registered for the campaign in Mumbai and close to 211 schools from western part of India have been a part of this initiative. I urge more companies and schools to come forward and be a part of this campaign so that this message reaches to as many people as possible”.
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‘Behtar India’ is a one of its kind collaborative social responsibility campaign that rallies to get different segments of the society together to work together in the fields of health, hygiene and environment. The unique format not only supplements the government’s efforts to provide promotive as well as preventive healthcare to the community, but also ensures quality curative healthcare and behavioral changes in the fields of hygiene and environment. The initiative is a contest for schools and students, a CSR and an employee engagement window for companies, social service for individuals, an amplification tool for the municipal corporations and for the under-privileged children, it is an opportunity to receive free health benefits.
So far, ‘Behtar India’ campaign has helped save 1, 35, 68,708 litres of water, 9,611 trees, 5,088 barrels of oil and 24,876 household’s one month’s electricity. At the same time, the 16,961 Dengue Protection Kits have been distributed to the under-privileged children as part of the Behtar India campaign till now.