AGM RIL 2022: Isha Ambani, who was announced as the head of Reliance’s retail business, was also briefed on the plans of Reliance Foundation, the non-profit organization of RIL Group headed by her mother Nita Ambani. The NGO, which was founded by Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani in 2010, announced the launch of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Junior School on Monday during the RIL 2022 Annual General Meeting. was made by Isha, daughter of Mukesh Ambani.
“I would like to share the impact and plans of Reliance Foundation. Under the leadership of my mother, Nita Ambani, the Reliance Foundation has carried out a range of activities in addition to our extensive Covid-19 relief initiatives,” she said in an address to shareholders at the AGM of the REL today.
She also shared that the Mumbai-based Jio Foundation started its first academic session in 2022. The Jio Institute is a multi-disciplinary higher learning institute established as a philanthropic initiative by Reliance Industries Ltd. and Reliance Foundation.
“We welcomed the first batch of 120 students for postgraduate programs in artificial intelligence, data science and digital marketing last month,” Isha said.
“Additionally, we will launch the Nita Mukesh Ambani Junior School as an extension of the Dhirubhai Ambani International School. This year, we will also step up our efforts to support early childhood care and education for the benefit of millions of children, especially in disadvantaged communities,” she added.
The Reliance Foundation is partnering with international organizations to address learning losses in basic literacy and numeracy among children due to the pandemic, Isha informed.
The Reliance Foundation has helped over 63 million people, in 60,000 villages and urban areas in India. “In rural transformation, we have helped over 14.5 million people to earn better livelihoods and lead better lives,” she said.
Isha Ambani further said that the NGO is collaborating with global and Indian organizations to empower 10 lakh women entrepreneurs in rural communities in three years, and also creating new digital inclusion solutions for more than three lakh women.
“In disaster management, our teams have tackled 47 natural disasters, providing support to more than one million people in 19 states and 3 union territories,” she said.
“In healthcare, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital has earned a reputation as one of the best in the world. And we have accelerated the rollout of our remote health consultations,” added Isha.
Through the Reliance Foundation’s Education and Sports for All programme, 21.5 million children and young people in India have benefited so far. The Reliance Foundation has also partnered with the Indian Olympic Association to support our athletes at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and National Games.
“It is very exciting that through this partnership, we are welcoming India’s first-ever House to the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It will be a great opportunity to showcase India’s immense talent, potential and aspiration. ‘India to the Olympic world,’ noted Isha.
“We are working on a 10-year master plan that will make our Foundation bigger and more impactful. I will share the plans with you over the coming year, she said at the RIL AGM.
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