The students of DPS R.K.Puram participated in the NDTV Student’s Conclave on ‘Behtar India’ on August 4,2017. This programme endeavours to mobilise school students, ordinary citizens and corporates to contribute to this nationwide campaign of social change which covers three core aspects of health, hygiene and environment in the country. Schools from all over the country were invited for the programme. The students of class XII who got the opportunity to be a part of the programme were – Angelina Dash, Mehvash Saiyed, Riya Rohatgi, Arnav Singh, Mihir Bedi, Shivin Uppal, Ishitwa and Raunaq Sharma.
The conclave started with an interactive session with the NDTV Behtar India Brand Ambassador Sushant Singh Rajput where he addressed the students and shared his experiences and vision to move forward towards making India cleaner, greener and safer.
This was followed by a second session which included a panel discussion with several high profile politicians, including Shazia Ilmi, Priya Dutt and Aitishree Samal. This discussion was moderated by Vikram Chandra. The panelists answered the questions of the students and explained why the contribution of the students to such social initiatives was a key factor in keeping the political parties answerable to the people of the country.
The third session included some young minds who spoke about their inventions and initiatives to make India a better India, a ‘Behtar India’. Deepa Karmakar, Malavath Poorna amongst others shared their experiences of how they overcame hurdles in their own life to achieve success by persevering and by sheer grit. This interactive session endeavoured to inspire the students by the success stories shared by these young achievers to follow their dreams, take up initiatives and endeavour to contribute to making a Behtar India, each in their own way . The students enjoyed the sessions and there was a lot to be learnt and imbibed. It is an excellent initiative towards leadership training and igniting the spark in the impressionable young minds to start early and contribute towards the much needed social change in the country.