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Reliance Brands Partners with Swiss Luxury Brand Bally

December 16, 2016

Reliance Brands, the subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), recently collaborated with Swiss luxury brand, Bally on a joint venture. This agreement will enable marketing as well as distribution rights for Bally in India. The two companies are also keen on launching a store at New Delhi in 2017. Additionally, they plan on expanding the reach in future across cities like Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Joint venture

The store, which is slated to open in New Delhi, is considered to be a part of Bally’s international expansion project. The brand has already made its presence felt by introducing two flagship stores in Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles and Ginza, Tokyo in 2016. A statement that was released said that the upcoming year will witness the opening of two more stores in China World Mall, Beijing and Madison Avenue, New York.

Brand expansion plans

The CEO of Bally, Frederic de Narp expressed his elation at the joint venture. He stated that along with Reliance Brands, Bally is creating a roadmap to facilitate its growth in major Indian cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Chennai. He added that consumers in India are discerning while selecting luxury products and appreciate the craftsmanship as well as quality that go into manufacturing the same. Bally, he believes is equipped to meet these specific demands of Indian customers. CEO and President of Reliance Brands, Darshan Mehta also expressed his views on the joint venture. He stated that it was a matter of pride to collaborate with the second oldest luxury brand in the world. Bally, according to him is the epitome of heritage and Swiss quality, with a contemporary and unique design ethos.

Mumbai Indians apparel by Diesel

Reliance-owned IPL team, Mumbai Indians, has signed a deal with Diesel, an Italian fashion brand. This will entail creating a line of limited apparel for fans of Mumbai Indians. Renzo Rosso, Diesel’s Founder launched an exclusive range of jackets, denims, t-shirts, sweatshirts, as well as accessories like caps and suspenders in Mumbai. The owner of Mumbai Indians team, Nita Ambani and the team’s captain, Rohit Sharma were also present at the launch. The apparel line by Diesel will have an indigo and gold colored Mumbai Indians branding on it. Nita Ambani spoke about the partnership stating that Mumbai Indians has emerged as the first team in India to partner with such a renowned global brand. She added that this partnership has been a turning point for Mumbai Indians, making it gain recognition as the partner of one of the most sought-after international brands. Nita Ambani also revealed that the move will help the team reach out to fans across the world.

Diesel considers the partnership as the right opportunity to associate with cricket, which is the most popular sport in India. The limited edition collection includes 32 products, which fans can purchase from 11 stores across India. The line of apparel will also be available in countries like Australia, South Africa, and England where cricket is popular. Diesel will promote the apparel range across two seasons and unique styles will be launched in both the seasons.

Summary

Swiss luxury brand Bally and Reliance Brands collaborate on a joint venture. Diesel will launch exclusive Mumbai Indians apparel across 11 stores in India.

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Nita Ambani Desires for India to Become a Multi-Sport Nation

October 14, 2016

Nita Ambani aims to transform the lives of millions of Indians through Reliance Foundation (RF) and various other initiatives. Her programs are aimed at devising contemporary solutions that help tackle or eradicate problems faced in the country. She has spearheaded several initiatives in the fields of healthcare, sports, and rural transformation, among others.

Nita Ambani and sports

Nita Ambani dreams of a brighter future for India, of it being wholly accepting and encouraging of multiple sport disciplines. She believes that all influential individuals like teachers, coaches, and parents should strive to instill the love of sports in children. Instead of being just another chore, sports should be integrated into the Indian school curriculum, thereby helping students to be more active and physically fit.

By focusing on multiple sports, the scope of growth and development of these children and consequently the country is widened. In order to do so, she states that there is extensive work to be done in terms of the infrastructure available in the country. This would supplement the hard work of the coaches, thereby creating an appropriate platform for talented individuals.

The field of football

Nita Ambani stated how overwhelmed she felt on the support she received for her football initiative, the Indian Super League (ISL). She said that in addition to the fan support, even the franchise owners had a competitive spirit, which contributed to the overall success of the league. On the 12th of October, 2014, the ISL helped start a football revolution in the country, and the league is now in its third run. The first of its kind, the league was the talk of the town and helped popularize the sport. Nita Ambani elaborated on a few challenges faced in the ISL, one of them being the infrastructure. She said that the team had to work a lot to prepare the football pitches and venues for matches.

The ISL’s grassroots program

The league considers its grassroots initiatives to be extremely integral to the development of football in the country. It has laid down a long-term strategic plan that will be incorporated and followed by its clubs. Reliance Foundation’s Young Champs program is also designed to scout and train young children in the sport. They will be selected and trained at an RF facility in Navi Mumbai. This unique scholarship program is a full-time one and is focused on coaching them while also ensuring they receive quality education.

Nita Ambani is paving the way for the development of different sports by working at the grassroots as well as other levels through the Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), Reliance Foundation (RF), as well as the Indian Super League (ISL).

Nita Ambani explains that many Indian parents are wary of their children taking up sports as a profession and that this belief needs to be changed immediately. She believes that all sports can be lucrative and that by creating financially attractive opportunities in the same, Indian sports can become globally recognized.

Summary

Nita Ambani, through several initiatives and programs, is working towards transforming India into a multi-sport nation.

Nita Ambani Discusses Sports and its Role in Community Development at the Vatican

October 10, 2016

Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, is a multi-talented individual. An Indian representative at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), she aims to integrate sports into the lives of millions of Indians.

Nita Ambani is also the person behind the popular Indian Super League (ISL). It is a football league that intends to popularize the sport across India and create a unique platform for young talent. Presently in its third edition, the Hero ISL also has a grassroots initiative. Aimed at inculcating the spirit of the sport across rural towns and villages in India, the grassroots program touched the lives of more than half a million children in its first run itself.

Through her work in the foundation, Nita Ambani continues to spearhead projects that emphasize the role played by sports in the growth of the youth, enabling them to develop their leadership skills.

The Vatican Conference

A conference was held in the Vatican by the IOC and the United Nations (UN). It was hosted by Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, and Pope Francis. Nita Ambani was the Indian representative at this event, which witnessed the participation of more than 150 world leaders.

The main focus of this conference was on the role played by sport and faith, which if combined would have a greater impact on individuals belonging to different countries and walks of life.

Nita Ambani’s speech

Nita Ambani spoke about sports and humanity at this event. She explained how the field of sports is a medium of change which can help society overcome its differences and unite for a shared cause. Citing numerous case studies from Reliance Foundation’s (RF) youth engagement drives, she explained how sports can help transform the lives of people by creating new opportunities which were previously unavailable. She emphasized on sports, stating that they have the potential to help communities, countries, and consequently, the entire world.

The power of sports

Nita Ambani thanked the organizers for allowing her to speak at the ‘Sport at the Service of Humanity’ conference. She reinstated how sport is capable of fostering relations between people belonging to different religions, regions, and backgrounds.

Nita Ambani, explained how witnessing people belonging to varied ages and groups coming together to support individual players or a team is magical. She explained how sport has the unique power of creating avenues, allowing communities to cast aside their differences and come together. She said that the conference opened up her mind to newer ideas that she hopes to implement in the near future.

Summary

The ‘Sport at the Service of Humanity’ Conference held in Vatican City witnessed Nita Ambani speak about the role played by sports in the overall development of individuals belonging to different communities in India and the world.

Nita Ambani addresses a ‘Faith and Sport’ Conference held by the Vatican

October 7, 2016

Smt. Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation addressed the delegates at the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference – The First Global Conference on Faith and Sport, held by the Vatican in conjunction with the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee. The Conference was hosted by His Holiness Pope Francis, Ban Kimoon, Secretary General of the United Nations, and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.

This Conference held at the Vatican City, which was blessed by His Holiness Pope Francis, saw the participation of over 150 world leaders in discussion on how Sport and Faith working together can improve and enhance the lives of those who most need it in many different walks of life. Smt. Ambani was the only representative from India at the Conference.

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Addressing the delegates, Smt. Ambani spoke about the impact of sport on society and its ability to transcend differences. She also shared relevant case studies from the Reliance Foundation’s many youth focused sports programmes, highlighting the transformational power of sport, not just for an individual but also for their community, country and the world.

Speaking on the side-lines of the Conference, Smt. Ambani added, “I am privileged to have had the opportunity to share my experiences at the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference. Sport, I have observed over the years, has an ability to bring people together irrespective of their geography, ethnicity, religion or circumstance. Magical things happen on sports fields – smiles and friendships bloom over wins and losses.”

She further added, “There is a strong connection today between Faith and Sport, not just as players and spectators but across the entire community. I have seen people from different religions, people who speak different languages, of all age groups come together in support of a single team / player. This is the extraordinary ability that sport has, to multiply the power of Faith, to create human bonding, and foster positive change. I had a very enriching and insightful exchange of thoughts at the Conference, seeding some very tangible ideas which I hope to implement, going forward.”

Smt. Nita Ambani has been an enthusiastic promoter of sport in the country. She is actively involved in promoting multiple sports in India through a number of largescale grassroots initiatives, with focus on developing young talent. She has initiated and singularly driven initiatives like Education for All (EFA), Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) and the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA programme, which have together impacted the lives of more than 5.5 million children across multiple sports.

Her contribution to the growth of sports in India has been recognized as a catalyst of change across various sports through the strong grassroots programmes that will help identify and nurture new talent from across the country. Smt. Nita Ambani was recently elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is the first Indian woman representative and is also currently the only representative from India in the IOC.

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The goal of the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference is to create a place where thought leaders from sports, business, politics, academia, media and different religious faiths can discuss how Faith and Sport can work together to better serve humanity.

About Reliance Foundation:

Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, aims to play a catalytic role in addressing the nation’s development challenges through innovative and sustainable solutions. Led by Founder and Chairperson Smt. , Nita Ambani, Reliance Foundation is relentlessly working towards facilitating transformative changes to ensure overall well-being and higher quality of life for all by developing the nation’s social capital. Among India’s largest social initiatives, the Foundation is focused on addressing the nation’s development challenges in areas of Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Sports, Disaster Management, Urban Renewal, and Arts, Culture and Heritage. The Foundation’s direct, hands on approach has touched the lives of more than seven million people across India, in more than 10,500 villages and urban locations.

Summary

Nita Ambani addresses the ‘Sport at the Service of Humanity’ Conference held by the Vatican in conjunction with the UN and the IOC – The only representative from India at the Conference.

Nita Ambani’s Role as India’s Women Empowerment Crusader

October 6, 2016

Nita Ambani is a force to reckon with. The personality behind Reliance Foundation, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), and many other key initiatives aimed at creating newer opportunities across India, Nita Ambani is also actively working towards women empowerment.

Involved in several fields like healthcare, education, and sports, she is also responsible for Project Drishti. The project, in association with the National Association for the Blind (NAB), works to help carry out free eye donation drives and corneal transplants for visually-impaired individuals.

Gender inequality in India

Although efforts have been made to create equal avenues for women, there is still a long way to go, especially in a country like India. Patriarchy and misogyny prevent society from encouraging young women and celebrating their achievements. This is a roadblock that has prevented the country from achieving the goal of gender equality. Although India has one of the largest populations of women in the world, the opportunities do not correspond. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to uplift women belonging to marginalized communities.

Women like Nita Ambani are paving the way by creating fundamental structures that are not rigid and acting as a role model for many women. Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was a key speaker at the Women in the World India Summit 2015.

Women in the World Summit

The first Women in the World Summit in India was held on 20th November 2015 at Delhi. Nita Ambani co-hosted the event along with eminent personalities like Barkha Dutt, Shabana Azmi, Tina Brown, Prabha Narasimhan, and Anand Mahindra. The main focus of her speech was what supporting women meant to her on a personal level.

At the summit, Nita Ambani explained that supporting women was neither a part of her company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities nor a philanthropic drive. Instead, she regards it to be her duty and responsibility as an individual who has access to adequate resources. She claimed to have learnt a lot through RF’s work in rural areas, with many women from these areas who still continue to inspire her.

Nita Ambani’s dream for women in India

She believes that the present is the perfect time to decide what kind of an environment the citizens of India would like to raise their children in. The current scenario in India is unequal and unjust, especially for women. With regard to this, she asked everyone to step forward and not accept a world where women are treated unfairly.

While ending her speech, Nita Ambani  shed light on women leaders of India’s glorious past like Mother Teresa, Indira Gandhi, and Jhansi ki Rani. She suggested that people should draw inspiration from them and strive towards creating a world that is not just better for women but also supports all sections of society.

Summary

Nita Ambani is a major contributor to the women empowerment movement in India. Her initiatives focus on creating long-term solutions and providing employment opportunities to women, thereby helping them become self-sustainable.

Rio Olympics Medal Winners Felicitated by IOC Member Nita Ambani

October 4, 2016

Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani’s recent election to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was met with much fervor in India. Besides being the first Indian woman member on the committee, she also received the privilege of distributing medals at the grand Rio Olympics.

Medal distribution at Rio Olympics

This opportunity not only gave her the chance to represent India on a global platform, but also reflected her immense interest in sports. The 400m freestyle podium winners were presented with their medals by Nita Ambani on the 8th of August 2016. Medal winners included Kathleen Ledecky, Jazz Carlin, and Leah Smith, who won gold, silver, and bronze respectively.

Nita Ambani’s role in the development of Indian sports

Nita Ambani has been actively involved in the development of sports in the country through Reliance Foundation. The foundation’s grassroots programs have extended to more than 3 million children so far. Apart from initiating grassroots programs to scout new talent for various sports like basketball and football, Nita Ambani is also the Founder of the Indian Super League (ISL). This league was started off to promote football in the country. So far, it has managed to rise in terms of mass popularity, with the league now in its third edition. Apart from this, Nita Ambani is also the owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team, Mumbai Indians.

Election to the International Olympic Committee

Nita Ambani’s dedication towards transforming India into a multi-sport nation earned her global recognition when she was nominated and thereafter elected to the International Olympic Committee. The election ceremony took place during the 129th IOC Session at Rio. The process was completed by adhering to the recommendations of the Olympic Agenda 2020. As per its guidelines, she will hold office as member of the committee till she attains 70 years of age. Previously elected representatives from India in the IOC include Sir Dorabji Tata and Raja Randhir Singh, with the latter presently functioning as an honorary member in the International Olympic Committee.

On her election, Nita Ambani expressed her happiness at a press release by stating that she felt humbled by the gesture. She further elaborated that the opportunity was a moment of recognition for India and Indian women on an international level. Nita Ambani also spoke about her belief in sports, to aid in the development of the country’s youth. She feels that it holds the power to unite people. Post Nita Ambani’s election to the committee, she received a string of congratulatory messages from eminent personalities on various social media platforms like Twitter. Among the many who wished her on the achievement was Reliance’s Sports Division CEO, Sundar Raman.

Summary

IOC member, Nita Ambani receives the opportunity to distribute medals to winners at the Rio Olympics.

Nita Ambani and the Indian Super League

October 3, 2016

In order to extend the philanthropic reach of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Nita Ambani established Reliance Foundation (RF) in 2010. The foundation lays heavy emphasis on the role played by sports in the development of youth. As part of this belief, Nita Ambani founded Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL). FSDL is one of the core promoters of the Indian Super League (ISL), which is also the brainchild of Mrs. Ambani.

The Indian Super League

A football league backed by IMG-Reliance, Star India, and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the ISL is a platform dedicated to showcase young football talent. Its third edition began on the 1st of October 2016. The finals of this edition will be held during the end of December 2016. The eight participating clubs in ISL belong to the cities of Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati, and Delhi.

The Hero Indian Super League intends to modify and improve the stadiums in these eight cities. Along with this refurbishment activity, the league also relies on a grassroots development program that aims to encourage talent across India. The movement even reaches out to small towns and rural areas in order to help inculcate a multi-sport culture in India.

The league believes that once young talent is equipped with adequate resources, Indian football will not only be able to reach but also exceed global standards. Its goal is to create an Indian football team that qualifies to play at the 2016 FIFA World Cup.

Growth of the ISL

In India, the ISL led by Nita Ambani has succeeded to an extent in popularizing the sport. A premier football platform, the ISL has witnessed several high-profile players associated with it over the past two years. Popular names include Diego Forlan, Lucio, and Floren Malouda. While Diego has played for both Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, Lucio is a Brazilian World Cup winner, and Malouda has been the midfielder for Chelsea and Liverpool. Additionally, ISL fulfills its promise of encouraging new sportspersons by including new talent as well.

2016 opening ceremony

October 1st 2016 marked a star-studded opening ceremony inaugurating the Indian Super League. The chosen venue for this event was the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Attendees included sportspersons and Bollywood stars. Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Jacqueline Fernandez performed along with 500 individuals at the 30-minute-long show. Spectators at this stadium were also treated to an enthralling musical session by the Shillong Chamber Choir.

With regard to co-team owners, Ranbir Kapoor, Sachin Tendulkar, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were present along with ISL Founder and Chairperson, Nita Ambani. They own the Mumbai City, Kerala Blasters, and Chennaiyin football clubs respectively. John Abraham, owner of the NorthEast United FC also made it to the event. Additionally, Rio Olympics medal winner PV Sindhu also graced the occasion.

Nita Ambani believes that sports are a way of bringing people together in a positive and constructive manner. She explained how the ISL will enable millions of Indians to witness the growth of India as a football-friendly nation.

Summary

The Indian Super League’s third edition was inaugurated on the 1st of October 2016. Founded by Nita Ambani, the league aims to transform the field of football in India.

RF’s Work in the Field of Healthcare for Women and Children

September 27, 2016

Established in 2010 by Founder and Chairperson Nita Ambani, Reliance Foundation (RF) is an organization that serves to expand the charitable activities of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

One of the foundation’s main areas of interest includes providing equal healthcare opportunities, which are affordable as well as easily available, to all sections of Indian society.

Health for All initiative

RF’s motto ‘health for all’ has helped it devise an integrated healthcare model that helps disseminate services to the most afflicted communities across the country. The foundation has developed a network of healthcare delivery mechanisms. More than 35 lakh individuals have benefitted through RF’s initiatives, which span from childcare, specialized care for HIV/AIDS patients, to the treatment of disorders like diabetes.

Since women and children’s health needs often go unnoticed in India, Reliance Foundation caters to them, with some of its initiatives dedicated specially to these groups. The programs help increase awareness regarding several issues that concern women such as cervical cancer, sanitation, hygiene requirements, menstruation, and the importance of child immunization.

Women and children’s healthcare

Owing to menstruation and childbirth, an overwhelmingly large number of women are anemic. Anemia is a disorder wherein an individual’s hemoglobin capacity is diminished, leading to general weakness and fatigue. RF’s initiative focuses on the early detection of this ailment, which in turn would help prevent and manage anemia.

With regard to children, malnutrition poses the biggest risk. Therefore, the foundation works extensively in order to identify afflicted children through its grassroots camps. It then distributes special micro-nutrient supplements that would provide these children with adequate nutrition. Additionally, RF also tracks their developmental status, and provides counseling to their mothers regarding their health. The counseling service offers these mothers insights into correct eating habits. The foundation also works in partnership with local Anganwadi centers, which further extends its reach.

Health Mela

Organized in Mumbai by Nita Ambani led Reliance Foundation, the Health Mela was held on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The health camp was aimed at granting quality healthcare services to women. The camp witnessed a large number of healthcare experts coming together to increase awareness about various health services. It provided a platform for women to discuss their problems and find solutions to the same, with the guidance of expert practitioners. Leading doctors also provided free check-ups and medicines at the camp.

As part of its celebrations for International Women’s Day, RF also carries out several health outreach programs in states where the foundation is already conducting rural transformation initiatives. These events are generally aimed at providing a comprehensive insight into maintaining good health for women and children. The camps help increase awareness regarding various ailments, diseases, besides offering free consultations, and long-term solutions to health problems.

Summary

Reliance Foundation is extensively engaging in initiatives that are devised to improve the health of women and children in India.

Nita Ambani Elected as an IOC Member

August 5, 2016

Reliance Foundation’s Founder and Chairperson, Nita Ambani has actively encouraged sports across India. Moreover, she has even gone a step ahead by associating herself with several of them and even backing programs to develop the same. These efforts were acknowledged globally when Nita Ambani was nominated to become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Nita Ambani’s election

The IOC is the most renowned sports body in the world. Good news is that Nita Ambani has recently been elected as a member of the same following her nomination, making her the first Indian woman in the council. She will represent India on the international platform, thereby helping Indian sports create a niche internationally.

Selection procedure

Nita Ambani successfully went through the candidate-selection procedure and emerged victorious as an independent member. The election took place on the 4th of August 2016, at the 129th Session. The election ceremony was conducted only a day prior to the 31st Olympics Games which are being held in Rio. This election has been a fresh start for India as the country has not had a representative in the IOC for a long time. Nita Ambani’s experience in the field of sports, particularly her role as IPL team, Mumbai Indians’ principal owner, makes her apt as a representative. IOC President, Thomas Bach played a major role in the election process. Nita Ambani was among eight of the most distinguished individuals who were nominated. Mr. Bach stated that each of the nominees were outstanding in their respective fields.

The committee followed a new recruitment process this time that followed the recommendations of the Olympic Agenda 2020. The candidates were nominated keeping their merits in view by members of the IOC. Nita Ambani is the sole representative from India in the IOC. The elite sports body will require her to serve as member till she reaches the age of 70.

Nita Ambani’s aim to develop sports in India

Nita Ambani encourages multiple sports in the country. Apart from her involvement in the Mumbai Indians’ franchise, the Indian Super League is also an initiative by her. The latter is a step towards popularizing football in India. Besides this, she went a step ahead to develop sports by initiating grassroots programs. These programs have managed to enroll more than three million children for several sports.

Nita Ambani believes that sports play a vital role in building a nation and keeping it united. She also stated how it could improve the lives of youngsters in the country. Nita Ambani aims to spread the Olympic spirit across the country and take Indian sports to a global level. Post her election, she was congratulated by the likes of Sachin Tendulkar who took to social networking sites to extend their good wishes. Her election is being viewed as a major accomplishment for India, as the same will help her in speeding up the development of diverse sports in the country.

Summary

Nita Ambani becomes the first Indian woman to become a member of the IOC.

Reliance Foundation Helps Improve the Lives of HIV+ Children

July 28, 2016

Reliance Foundation (RF) acts as the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and is headed by Founder and Chairperson, Nita Ambani. It carries out extensive charitable work in various fields including healthcare by introducing quality facilities and creating equal opportunities for the underprivileged sections of Indian society.

The foundation believes in ‘Health for All’ which is also its motto. It operates on an integrated model that provides marginalized communities with an extensive network of medical mechanisms. The foundation has touched over 28 lakh lives owing to its regular health workshops, camps, consultations and subsidized treatment facilities.

Chiru Deepam

In the East Godavari District at Gadimoga, RIL employees gathered to contribute money and distribute nutritive kits to HIV-affected children. Under RF’s monthly Chiru Deepam initiative, 100 children regularly receive nutritional kits. The program has been functional since 2008 at Kakinada and Vetlapalem. It allows RIL employees to support at least one HIV-positive child by providing the child with the nutritive kits each month.

Eminent attendees

On 27th July 2016, District Collector H Arun Kumar endorsed the cause by distributing notebooks, kits, uniforms, and school bags to the children. He professed his support and commended RF for having undertaken such a noble cause through a unique program. He explained how Andhra Pradesh’s State Department was also aiding the poor and disabled communities through welfare schemes.

M Francis, the District Public Relation Officer also attended the event and praised RF’s persistent efforts. Other attendees included S Ramana Rao, NV Ramana Murthy, Lakkaraju Seshu Kumari, SP Reddy, and many more.

Health outreach

Through quick mobilization and easily accessible medical facilities, Reliance Foundation aims to provide free services to the impoverished sections of society. It provides quality healthcare services with the help of its Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) and Static Medical Units (SMUs which are available in regions like Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, and Uttarakhand. These initiatives have benefitted the lives of more than 400,000 individuals in Mumbai who have enrolled for the same.

The medical units store patient information on the cloud and plan routine check-ups and programs for various communities. Thorough consultations and state-of-the-art technology help serve the individuals efficiently.

Women and children

Nita Ambani led foundation has extensively participated in awareness programs that benefit women and mothers. This includes camps conducted on themes like cervical cancer, anemia, menstruation, and the important of child immunization.

Through this initiative, the foundation aims to detect anemia at its early stage, prevent malnutrition in women and children and also provide malnourished individuals with nutritive supplements and regular follow-ups.

The foundation celebrated the International Women’s Day by disseminating information regarding the health of women across its rural bases. 11,500 individuals from over 124 villages have benefitted through the RF-organized health camps.

Summary

Reliance Foundation conducts comprehensive healthcare programs across the country. Through its monthly programs in Andhra Pradesh, it recently distributed nutritional kits to 100 HIV-positive children.