Under the leadership of Chairperson Nita Ambani, Reliance Foundation has been instrumental in addressing a variety of developmental challenges faced by India. By making use of innovative and sustainable solutions, the foundation has been able to contribute significantly towards rural transformation, urban renewal, education, health and the protection of our nation’s heritage, culture and art forms.
By empowering the underprivileged and infusing social transformation, it is the foundation’s vision to become the leading facilitator of social development.
Launch of Sir H.N Hospital and Reliance Foundation Research Center
This facility, located in the heart of South Mumbai, was re-dedicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 25th. The new hospital consists of two heritage wings along with a 19-story building complete with modern amenities designed to enhance healthcare service delivery.
In a recent interview, Nita Ambani said, “It’s a digital hospital. It’s future ready. Every information can be accessed from your mobile. We use Cloud and 4G for collecting and storing records for all tests and patients. It’s all digitalized but at the same time we haven’t lost the human touch. The CT scan can be completed in one and half seconds and that helps in reducing radiation. Operation theatres are imported from Germany.”
In addition to this, the hospital has also been able to bring back 50 doctors and surgeons from the United States and United Kingdom to work full-time with the facility.
Nita Ambani’s Endeavors in Education
Her journey in the field of education commenced 25 years ago when Reliance Group was setting up the polyester plan in Patalganga. During this time, Nita Ambani worked towards opening her first school for the employees and their children. Today, the foundation runs 13 schools where 16,000 students are educated. In addition to this, the foundation also runs evening classes at the Dhirubhai Ambani School in Mumbai by partnering with NGOs that work with underprivileged children. It is her aim to leverage digital technology to bridge the gap between rural and urban India. Someday, the foundation hopes to organize classes in remote villages through correct use of technology.
Encouraging Sports through Reliance University
In addition to introducing a full spectrum of courses in science, arts and engineering at the much awaited Reliance University, the foundation also intends to leverage this platform to promote sports. Nita Ambani’s entry into the sporting world happened by default first through the Indian Premier League (IPL) and now through the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). With ISL, she hopes to reach out to the country’s youth and encourage them to pursue sports as a profession. It is her ultimate goal to watch India play in the Football World Cup.
Carrying on the Legacy
Inheriting the hardworking approach adopted by Nita Ambani and husband Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), their children Isha and Akash recently joined the family business. The youngest son Anant too exhibits interest in philanthropy through his interest in animals. The family has created a huge space in Jamnagar where the animals that are adopted are kept and taken care of.