Nita Ambani has always been in news. Let’s face it, the media loves her. So whether she is inaugurating a function, cheering her team “The Mumbai Indians” or she is busy with monitoring the progress of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, she always makes it to the front page. Lately, Nita Ambani has been in news more for her business achievements. So, it’s not every day that Nita Ambani chooses to speak about her three lovely children — daughter Isha and sons Akash and Anant. She reveals that they plunged headlong into charitable activities like their illustrious dad, businessman Mukesh Ambani and of course, Nita herself! “Isha is interested in imparting education to underprivileged children. This summer she led a group of students from Yale visiting India as part of an NGO initiative. Akash supports sporting activities for underprivileged children. Anant is an animal lover and runs an animal shelter for injured animals and animals in distress. We are proud that our children have this compassionate streak in them,” she says. With a twinkle in her eye she also reveals that her three children have picked up some very specials skills along the way. Aakash has a keen interest in wildlife photography, Isha is a natural artist and Anant is a naturalist. “I have always been particular to instill Indian traditional values in our children. I believe that when they are anchored to such roots, it will resonate in their personality.” To add more to the charity work already being performed by her, she has also decided to support a charitable art and luxury auction, The Treasure Trove co-patronised by Bijal Meswani. Talking about the initiative and why she chose to be a part of it, she says, “I always value any initiative or institution that sprinkles hope and brings new sparkle and smiles to the lives of those who are not as blessed. The Research Society, Jai Vakeel School is one such exemplary institution, serving the differently-abled children for nearly three-quarter of a century. Educating and empowering these children and embedding self-esteem in them is a joy forever.” The future of the great empire of Mukesh Ambani will soon fall in the hands of these three bright young minds. Only time will tell what happens then. But for the moment, Nita Ambani stands a proud mother of three compassionate and talented kids who might soon be the torchbearers of Reliance Industries.
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