DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance honours over 8K students as part of  Behtar India Campaign

Campaign ambassador actor Parineeti Chopra presented the awards and medallions to the winning students and schools

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Mar 4, 2019 7:02 PM

DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Co. Ltd. felicitated 8,374 students and 28 schools during the grand finale of the second season of Behtar India Campaign in New Delhi on Monday. The campaign’s ambassador, actor Parineeti Chopra, presented the awards and medallions to the winning students and schools. 

Launched in 2017, the Behtar India campaign is a social collaboration initiative that rallies different segments of the society together to work towards making their cities cleaner, greener and healthier. Based on the three main pillars of Behtar Swasthya, Behtar Swachhta, and Behtar Vatavaran, it supplements the government's efforts to provide promotive and preventive healthcare to the community.   

Anoop Pabby, MD & CEO, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Co. Ltd., said: “It is our belief that each of us has a role to play towards sustainability and that is the message we have sent through Behtar India. Development can be termed as sustainable if it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. For us supporting sustainability is one of the smartest investments we can make for our own future. Behtar India 2018-19 has been a huge success and we are overwhelmed to see the response from schools and students from across the country. We like to congratulate the winning schools and students for their contribution to the campaign and the corporates for their valuable support to this unique initiative.” 

Chopra said, “I am so happy and honoured to be a part of the Behtar India campaign. I associated myself with this campaign because the cause is close to my heart. We are delighted that such a large number of students from across the country have participated in this campaign. These students are the future of our country and we want to educate them and make them more responsible towards making a Behtar India through community service.”

The gold medal in the Behtar India Vatavaran category went to Kalvakuntla Himanshu Rao from Oakridge international school (Gachibowli), Telangana, for collecting 29,482kg of recyclable waste. The silver medals went to three students-Mehul Agarwal, Modern School Delhi; Rishab Suar, KIIT International School, Bhubaneswhar and Yug Vikarm Jain, Vidyashilp Academy (Yelahanka), Bangalore for collecting 26,563kg, 21,395kg and 16,387kg of recyclable waste respectively. 

The Bronze medal was won by six students-Kavya Shah, Delhi Public School, Bangalore North; Naman Chandgothia, Birla High School (Moira Street), Kolkata; Akshar Kumar Kolla, Vidyashilp Academy (Yelahanka), Bangalore; Mrunmayee Thakare, Pawar Public School (Kandivali), Mumbai; Manvi Jain, and Aradhya Munjal from Modern School, Delhi. 

In the school category, Modern School, Barakhamba, bagged the Gold for collecting 56,662 kg of waste followed by DAV Public School (Velachery), Chennai and Shree Niketan Patasala (Tambaram), Chennai which seized the silver trophies. 
The Bronze trophies went to Oakridge International School (Gachibowli) in Hyderabad; Vidyashilp Academy (Yelahanka) in Karnataka and KIIT International School in Bhubaneshwar. 

During the course of the campaign, Behtar India Go Green City Summits were organized in 10 cities such - Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad among others. It is one-of-its-kind Collaborative Social Responsibility campaign that rallies to get different segments of the society together to work towards making their cities cleaner, greener and healthier. 

Through ‘Behtar India’ campaign over 8,07,452kg of waste has been recycled and that has helped in saving  1.92 Crore litres of water, 13,667 trees, 7,235 barrels of oil and 35,373 household’s one month’s electricity. 

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