Amitabh Bachchan in the Whitehat Jr. Swasth Bharat Tech Champs

Amitabh Bachchan shared how exciting it is to see kids use their imaginations, creative thinking, and technology to help India become swasth.

Amitabh Bachchan, Dettol Banega Swasth India’s Campaign Ambassador, spoke live on Dettol and NDTV’s Swasth Bharat, Sampann Bharat Telethon alongside national champions of the ‘WhiteHat Jr Swasth Bharat Tech Champs.’ Amitabh Bachchan was astonished by the children’s resourcefulness in developing smartphone applications to solve some of India’s most pressing health and hygiene issues. 

WhiteHat Jr and Reckitt launched the ‘WhiteHat Jr Swasth Bharat Tech Champs’ earlier this year with the goal of inspiring the younger generation to use technology to solve health and hygiene challenges in our country. More than 10,700 youngsters aged 6 to 18 years old from 700+ cities and towns across India took part in the program.

Whitehat Jr. CEO,Trupti Mukker, explained further “The children today are leveraging technology to express themselves, give shape to their ideas and create real solutions. The WhiteHat Jr Swasth Bharat Tech Champs program reinforces this amazing movement. Children responded in multitude ways to address some of the most pressing health problems. While some wanted to drive action by getting people to volunteer or donate medicines, others wanted to enable them by offering self-help tools to improve their personal health. Some even wanted to explore societal issues by galvanizing community support or creating awareness about specific issues,” “We are enthused to shine a light on these bright minds. Seeing children turn into creators is the fruition of all the work we’re putting in at WhiteHat Jr.”

Reckitt acknowledged the 50 winners and granted each one an Rf 50K scholarship, as well as the opportunity to interact with Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan live on national television.

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Clare Louise