Reliance Foundation pledges support for NGO’s & Satyamev Jayate

Satyamev Jayate, the now famous TV show hosted by Aamir Khan has received widespread acclaim for its portrayal of various existential issues people in India face. The show debuted last year to critical acclaim and tied up various NGO’s to support the needy. Reliance Foundation, chaired by Nita Ambani has been supporting these NGO’s. The Reliance Industries Owned charitable foundation has now pledged support to various NGOs as the philanthropic partner of Satyamev Jayate for the second time.

When asked to comment on the association, a press release from Reliance Foundation said, ‘With a vision to bridge the gap in socio-economic development in India, Reliance Foundation implements and supports initiatives that address the pressing challenges.’ Reliance Foundation has touched the lives of over 4 million people in 5000 locations across the country, it added.

“As the Philanthropic Partner of Satyamev Jayate in Season One, Reliance Foundation was able to reach out to many NGOs, engaged in exemplary work. Through various initiatives, we look forward to empowering people and delivering measurable impact. We are confident that our partnership in Season- 2 will prove to be equally rewarding and help us support many more deserving institutions that are walking our path of building a new India,” Ms Ambani, founder and Chairperson of the foundation, said.

The press release states that RIL owned Reliance Foundation matched contributions made by viewers at the end of each episode and gave it all to the 15 NGO’s participating across India. These 15 NGO’s are engaged in rehabilitation of the differently abled, women empowerment, and rehabilitation of substance abusers, victims of trafficking, orphaned and abandoned children. The money received from Reliance Foundation was used to implement various projects that touched the lives of over 500,000 people.

The NGOs supported during the first season were:

• Snehalaya, Ahmednagar

• Childline, Mumbai

• Unique Home for Girls, Jalandhar, Punjab

• Humanity Hospital Trust, West Bengal

• Himmat, Rohtak, Haryana

• Family Of Disabled, Delhi

• Amar Jyoti School, Delhi

• Azad Foundation, Delhi

• Kheti Virasat Mission, Punjab

• Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Secunderabad

• Muktangan Mitra, Pune

• Association for Rural and Urban Needy, Hyderabad

• Maitri, Delhi

• Sambhaav, Ahmedabad

• Prajwala, Hyderabad

India faces a lot of developmental challenges. Reliance Foundation has played a critical and ever-growing role in addressing these through innovative and sustainable solutions with its focus on five core pillars: Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Urban Renewal, and Promotion and protection of India’s Arts, Culture and Heritage.

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