If only every person stops polluting the public places, the roads of India will be so much cleaner. Instead of cribbing about the problems and blame each other, the government and so on, it’s better to change our own habits. If we want to change the world and make India a better place to live, we have to stop doing what we are doing now and start taking responsibilities. As said by Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
In this context, NDTV and DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance have launched a campaign, Behtar India, to work towards a better future for India. Behtar India campaign is a social collaborative initiative that rallies different segments of society to work towards making India cleaner, greener and healthier. It is based on the three main pillars of Behtar Swasthya, Behtar Swachta, and Behtar Vatavaran. Oakridge International School, also one of the best IB Schools in Hyderabad was part of the latter two pillars and the school managed to collect the 34,137 kgs of recyclable waste.
At the grand finale that was held at Taj Palace, Delhi, the brand ambassador of Behtar India, Ms. Parineeti Chopra, leading Bollywood actress graced the occasion and presented the awards and medallions to the winning students and schools.
The gold medal at national level in the Behtar India Vatavaran category clinched by our very own K. Himanshu Rao, MYP Grade 8 student, also the son of TRS working president KT Ramarao, for individual contribution of 29,482 kgs of newspapers.
In the school category, we received the bronze trophy for collecting 34,137 kgs. Thanks to all the students who have done their own bit to haul this huge collection.
Besides this Oakridge Newton Campus received a special recognition award from the Minister of Environment, Dr. Harsh Vardhan for cleaning up a lake and litter-infested areas.
It is indeed a matter of great pride and satisfaction that Oakridge International school, Newton Campus could contribute to society by recycling 3.4 tonnes of paper for Behtar Vatavaran and Behtar Swachta.