Behtar India

Twin laurels for Welham Boys School at the 2nd season of Behtar India campaign organised by DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Co. Ltd


Dehradun, 22nd February, 2019: Behtar India campaign, organised by DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance has recognized Welham Boys School for its effective contribution towards a cleaner environment. The school has secured the first runner up position in the Behtar India Swasthya category for providing Dengue prevention kits to 1833 underprivileged children and third spot for collecting 13,218 kgs. of recyclable waste in the Behtar India Vatavaran category. Campaign Ambassador and renowned film actress Parineeti Chopra would be giving a silver and bronze medal to the School at the grand finale of Behtar India scheduled on February 28, 2019, in New Delhi.

Talking about the achievement, Mr. Anoop Pabby, MD & CEO, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance 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. 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 would like to congratulate the winning schools and students for their contribution to the campaign".

Commenting on the awards, Dr.  Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, Welham Boys, Dehradun said, "Welham Boys Schools is honored to receive this recognition from Behtar India. Our association with Behtar India has helped in raising our students' understanding of the concept of Sustainable Development. We are committed to the cause of sustainability and these awards are proof of our commitment towards a sustainable society." In addition to the awards, four students of Welham Boys School namely Vanshaj Tandon, Naman Kapoor, Shrey Tibrewal and NamanRathi are going to be presented with certificates for collecting 2,114 kgs., 1,784.6 kgs., 1,215 kgs, and 740 kgs. of recyclable waste respectively, in  their individual capacity under the Behtar India Vatavaran category.

Launched in 2017, the Behtar India campaign is a social innovation that rallies to get different segments of the society together to work towards making their cities cleaner, greener and healthier. Based on the three main pillars viz; Behtar Swasthya, Behtar Swachhta, and Behtar Vatavaran, 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.  

During the course of the campaign, Behtar India Go Green City Summits were organized in 10 different cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad among others to initiate dialogue around Recycling. Representatives of different sections of the society including school principals, individual change-makers, corporate representatives and local government/ Head of Municipal Corporations discussed the various approaches and steps that could act as a catalyst for a better environment for the future generations. 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 807452 kgs. of waste has been recycled that has helped in saving  1.92 Crore liters of water, 13,667 trees, 7,235 barrels of oil and 35,373 household’s one month’s electricity. A total of 70,000 Dengue Protection Kits have been distributed to the underprivileged children as part of the Behtar India campaign till now.


"Dengue kits disbursal programme was held at Aasraa Trust , Gobindgarh Centre for slum children. 1800 policies for protection against Dengue were distributed by Grade 12 students as part of Behtar India campaign ."