Mukesh Ambani Talks About Success, Business, Family and Much More

December 15, 2017

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) openly discussed topics such as money, family, success, business, and competition at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

Huge investments made in Jio

Ambani talked about the result of the huge investments made in Jio. He said that these results are declared every quarter, and people will get to know more about it soon. He thinks that the returns RIL is getting from Jio is ahead of schedule and the company doesn’t want to predict anything now. He has advised to keep an eye on the next three quarters to know more.

He continued on to say that India will have to participate in the new world, so it needs to have data infrastructure that should be ahead of the United States by 2019. The DNA of RIL is very focused and he believes in the principle of focusing on the goal of being the best and combating all other obstacles. He mentioned how under his father, RIL became the best in the polyester industry. In the same way, while Jio does look like it is competing, all it is trying to do is be the best.

While discussing business

Mukesh Ambani spoke about how his father started RIL and taught them that a business must solve problems. He pointed out the history of RIL and how it started with clothing and textiles. The next step it took was starting a refinery and helping solve the problem of India not importing petrol and diesel.

RIL’s entry into retail was also linked to the need for creating employment and the company looks forward to solving more problems and creating societal value. He said that RIL is ready to take challenges of solving much bigger problems and face risks.

Ambani believes that healthcare, education, and agriculture need attention. He thinks that these sectors have problems that need to be solved and India holds the potential to solve these problems. If we can solve it here then we can solve it anywhere in the world, says Ambani.

Ambani talks about rivalry

When asked about his business rivals, Mukesh Ambani said that he doesn’t think of business in that way. Everyone in the industry has their profits and losses because of the risks that they take. The most important thing to him is what moves the country forward and the gains of the consumers. If the country and consumers benefit then it is worth taking on losses as big companies like RIL can afford it.

What money means to him

When asked about the role money plays in his life, Ambani said that it has never been important to him. Money is important from a company’s point of view as it allows for risks and flexibility but personally, he doesn’t even carry credit cards or cash.

Ambani talks about his family and his reading habits

Ambani expressed that this generation is quite different from his own, as unlike this generation, he could never tell his father ‘you don’t get it’. Talking about his reading habits he said that he reads fiction, technical, and non-fiction at the same time.

Ambani defines success in his own words

Ambani said that for him, fulfillment is important; the feeling of trying your best and giving everything you have even if you don’t get the expected outcome.

Summary

In an interview at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Mukesh Ambani talks about business, family, competition, and much more.

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JioPhone to be the First Feature Phone to Get Google Assistant

December 8, 2017

The JioPhone by Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio, the telecom subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is all set to become the first feature phone in the world to have Google Assistant.

Google Assistant rollout

In Google for India press conference, Google announced the official rollout of Google Assistant for the JioPhone. While Google Assistant has been customized to suit the JioPhone’s small screen, users will still be able to use it the same way it is used on high-end smartphones. At present, Google Assistant will support English and Hindi. However, there are high expectations that the technology giant will soon release support for other regional languages.

What can JioPhone users do with Google Assistant

With Google Assistant, users may search for quick and relevant information. The search queries can be given in a text or conversation-based manner. Google Assistant will let users make calls, send text messages, play videos and music, as well as access other apps on the phone. This, along with HelloJio, the in-house JioPhone assistant, makes the phone convenient to use. HelloJio also allows users to make calls, send text messages, access apps, and search via voice.

How to get Google Assistant

While it has not yet been mentioned how and when the Google Assistant software will reach JioPhone users, it is expected to be added via an over-the-air (OTA) update. Users may expect this software update in the near future.

About JioPhone

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio’s JioPhone first made headlines when it was released as India’s first 4G feature phone. The phone is said to be almost at par with low-end smartphones, after being released as ‘India ka Smartphone.’

The phone has a QVGA color 2.4-inch screen and a T9 keypad. The phone’s home button acts as a shortcut for starting HelloJio. Encased in an all-plastic body, the phone delivers a power packed performance with both its processor variants. The first is a Snapdragon 205 SoC manufactured by Qualcomm while the second variant is by Spreadtrum.

JioPhone’s operating system is known as KaiOS, a custom fork of the Firefox Operating System. It supports NFC for secure transactions as well as 22 Indian languages for ease of use. The JioPhone lets users surf the Internet and make video calls.

Other features of the phone include 0.3MP and 2MP front and rear cameras, FM radio, 2,000mAh battery with a standby time of 15 days, and access to Jio apps. Besides, the phone also comes with an SD card slot (up to 128GB) for users who need more memory.

JioPhone comes at a refundable deposit of INR 1,500 when returned after 36 months. Customers may claim early refund as follows:

  • If the customer returns the JioPhone after 12 months and before 24 months of purchase, then he/she will receive a refund of INR 500.
  • If the customer returns the JioPhone within 24 to 36 months of purchase, then he/she will receive the refund of INR 1,000.

Summary

The JioPhone is soon to be the first feature phone in the world to get Google Assistant.

Jio Extends its Triple Cashback Offer Till December 15th and a Special Plan for Xiaomi Redmi 5A Customers

December 1, 2017

Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio has extended the offer of triple cashback until December 15th, 2017 and has introduced a new plan for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A customers.

Triple cashback offer by Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio introduced a triple cashback offer at the start of November. In this offer, it provides 100 percent cashback vouchers on every recharge of INR 399 or above. The offer also provides cashbacks worth INR 300 instantly on using digital wallets like FreeCharge, Amazon Pay, MobiKwik, Paytm, PhonePe, and Axis Pay for making payments.

Reliance Jio has also partnered with some e-commerce brands and is offering vouchers up to INR 1,899. This offer was supposed to last only until November 25th, but later it was extended until December 15th.

The new users will receive slightly better deals than the existing users on e-wallet platforms. First-time patronizers of MobiKwik, who are Jio Prime members, will get the highest cashback of INR 300.

Offer on the Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Reliance Jio has collaborated with the Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi and together they have an offer, i.e. a special monthly plan that offers 1GB of data daily worth INR 199. It will also offer free voice calls, unlimited SMS, as well as access to Jio Apps. The plan has 28 days validity and is the lowest tariff plan for a month in the market.

The customers of Redmi 5A will get a cashback worth INR 1,000. The users can avail this cashback by continuing to do a recharge of the INR 199 plan in their accounts for 12 months. The cashback will come in as 10 vouchers worth INR 100 and it will be credited to the customer’s account after the completion of 12 months. To avail the offer, recharge for the first time should be done from 5th December 2017 to 30th November 2018.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes in two different variants— a 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM which is worth INR 4,999 and a 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM which is worth INR 6,999. The smartphone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with a quad-core processor and a 3,000 mAh battery. It has an HD display that measures 5 inches and is fully laminated. The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system.

Other offers by Reliance Jio

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio has partnered with other handset companies for a few more offers.

  • Jio and Oppo offer

Customers who buy the Oppo F3, F3 Plus, F1 Plus, or F5 smartphone will get an additional 4G data of 10GB with every recharge of INR 309 and above. This offer is limited to 10 recharges.

  • iPhone X buyback offer

The iPhone X buyback offer refunds 70 percent of the MRP on the return of the smartphone, after a year. To become eligible for this offer Jio subscribers will have to do a recharge of INR 799 or above every month for a year.

Summary

Jio extends the triple cashback offer and has introduced a new offer for Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone customers.

Jio Prime Members Get a New Triple Cashback Offer

November 10, 2017

Jio has brought new cashback offers and discounts for its prepaid customers.

Jio cashback offers

Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio unveiled some new cashback offers recently. On a recharge of INR 399 users will get a cashback which will include eight vouchers of INR 50 and this amount will be credited to the MyJio digital wallet of the user. Users can use these INR 50 vouchers to do any subsequent recharge or data top-ups.

Jio subscribers are also going to get vouchers worth INR 300 that will be credited to AmazonPay, FreeCharge, AxisPay, Mobikwik, PhonePe, and Paytm, as these are Jio’s partner mobile wallets.

This is not all; subscribers will also get online shopping vouchers worth INR 1,899 and also discounts on flight tickets on specific portals. These offers will start from November 10th and will be valid until November 25th.

Words of the Director General of COAI on the Jio offers

Rajan Mathews, the Director General of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that the offer is limited to a class of people in Jio’s customer base. That is the reason it does not violate any Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regulation. He also predicted that it is expected that more of these plans are going to be introduced by telecommunication companies that want to retain customers. He also said that other competitors have to match Jio and the competition just keeps on getting better.

Talking about the new offers by Jio, he said that these are designed so that it protects the July-September average revenue per user (ARPU). To maintain the ARPU the company has to retain the Jio Prime members as well as make sure that cash is constantly coming in. According to Sanjiv Bhasin, the Executive VP at IIFL, these offers are made to achieve that goal.

About Jio and its prepaid plans

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio has been known for its affordable data plans and offers. Until September end, the telecom company had almost 138.6 million users. It had a net loss of INR 270.59 crore and its revenue was INR 6,147 crore for the quarter that ended in September.

Some of the prepaid plans by Jio:

  • INR 19 plan

The plan has a one-day validity and offers 0.15GB data and 20 SMS.

  • INR 52 plan

This plan has 7 days validity and offers 70 SMS. It offers unlimited data but has a daily limit of 0.15GB. This means that the Internet speed will slow down to 64Kbps if the user exhaust the daily limit.

  • INR 98 plan

The INR 98 plan has a validity of 14 days. It offers unlimited data with a daily limit of 0.15GB and also offers 140 SMS.

  • INR 149 plan

This plan has a validity of 28 days and offers unlimited data with a daily limit of 0.15GB, which means the Internet speed will go down to 64Kbps once the user exhausts the daily limit. It also offers 300 SMS.

Summary

Reliance Jio to offer cashbacks and discounts to its Jio prime customers.

Mukesh Ambani Becomes Asia’s Richest Man

November 3, 2017

Mukesh Ambani became Asia’s richest man by overtaking Hui Ka Yan, a Chinese businessman.

Mukesh Ambani on the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires’ list

The Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani stands at the 14th rank of the global Forbes Real-Time billionaires’ list. The list of Forbes is based on the value of stock holdings and assets of an individual on a real-time basis.

According to the list, the wealth of Ambani rose from USD 223 million to USD 41.8 billion. On the other hand, the wealth of the Chairman of China Evergrande Group, Hui Ka Yan has gone down by USD 586 million to USD 41.2 billion.

Other businessmen on the list

The Forbes Real-Time Billionaires’ list also had some other businessmen like the CEO and Founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos who topped the list with the total net worth of USD 93.3 billion. Bill Gates ranked 2nd on the list with a net worth of USD 89.5 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook, stood at the 5th position with a fortune of USD 75.8 billion.

Reliance Industries Limited’s earnings

Mukesh Ambani’s RIL has posted a 12.5 percent increase in its consolidated net profit of INR 8,109 crore in the quarter of September FY18. The revenue of RIL has increased by 23.9 percent to INR 101,169 crore i.e. USD 15.5 billion. While in the previous year, it was INR 81,651 crore.

RIL sparked a price war in 2016 after launching its telecom service, Jio. It has a record of 130 million customers. Jio offered free domestic voice calls and data at cheap prices and also launched a new 4G phone that is effectively free.

Mukesh Ambani ranks as the richest Indian

Last year the Chairman of RIL ranked as the richest Indian for the 10th time in a row on the Forbes list with a total worth USD 38 billion i.e. INR 2.5 lakh crore. His younger brother Anil Ambani dropped down to the 45th spot with a net worth USD 3.15 billion, whereas in 2016 he ranked at the 32nd spot.

Ambani’s comment on the Q2 earnings

Commenting on the Q2 earnings, RIL’s Chairman Mukesh Ambani said that RIL has reported a strong and steady performance. He is pleased to share that this also includes Reliance Jio’s financial performance that had a positive EBIT contribution of commercial operations in its first quarter.

While Jio, the telecom arm of RIL has reported a loss of INR 270.6 crore, its revenue for the September quarter has surprised many analysts. Its revenue was INR 6,147 crore while the EBITDA of Jio was INR 1,442 crore. On this, Ambani has also said that this result of Jio is strong and it shows how robust the business model and the other important efficiencies RIL has built with its investment in 4G technology and the right business strategy. He believes that as always RIL has demonstrated excellence in vision, execution, and commercial acumen.

Summary

Mukesh Ambani overtook Chinese businessman Hui Ka Yan and takes the first spot as Asia’s richest man.

Nita Ambani – The Person with a Mission

October 30, 2017

Nita Ambani, a person who has made contributions to education, health, sports, and also a revival of arts has received the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar, among her many achievements.

Receives the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

Receiving the award in Delhi from the President of India was a humbling experience for Nita Ambani. She said that it was a tribute to the hard work of the Reliance Foundation and the team players. She also said that before buying the Mumbai Indians team, she was not interested in sports. However, in 2009, she went on a trip with the team to South Africa, which was her first exposure to live sports. This made her start the ‘Education For All’ initiative with Mumbai Indians and other programs for sports as well.

Indian Super League

At a global conference in 2014; the FIFA World Cup was being played live on the television. The participants at the conference started cheering for their team and she felt left out as there was no Indian team to cheer for. This time, when she came back she decided to do something for Indian football and that’s how the Indian Super League came about.

International Olympics Committee 2016

In 2016, the International Olympics Committee elected Nita Ambani as its first woman member. It was a proud moment for her as girls like Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, and PV Sindhu were playing their winning bouts at that time. She thinks that Indians should encourage girls to get into sports. According to her, India should get involved in the grassroots development of sports; otherwise, it cannot become a sporty nation.

Nita Ambani talks about work and family

When asked whether her family brings work home, she said that as her children have joined the family business, it is natural to discuss work even when they are home. She also feels that it is exciting as she is learning new things from them.

When talking about her children, she said that she has always given equal opportunities to all three. She said that she raised Isha without any distinction. She allowed her children follow their dreams.

When talking about her marriage with Mukesh Ambani and how they bond, she said that they’ve been married for 33 years and she is lucky to have someone who supports her in everything she does. Their friendship and partnership has stayed through the years.

Nita Ambani talks about the new projects

Nita Ambani feels very excited about the convention center (which will have a performing theatre) in BKC, Mumbai and the traveling museum. She said that the convention center is for the people of Mumbai and it will be completed by 2019. She also thinks that India should send the best of its arts and crafts to different countries. This is the reason why she took the Nasreen Mohamedi to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (Met), New York.

Summary

Nita Ambani talks about family and her contribution to arts and sports for the betterment of India.

Nita Ambani Gives a Generous Gift to The MET

October 13, 2017

Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani is the first South Asian who has been honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (The Met).

Nita Ambani honored by The Met

Nita Ambani was honored by The Met in New York for her philanthropic work. She has done noticeable work in areas of rural transformation, health, education, disaster response, urban renewal, promotion of arts, and women’s empowerment. The Met was impressed by the direction she gave the foundation to focus and work on sustainable rural and urban transformation initiatives.

She has also done some noticeable works for sports in India, which was acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The committee even elected her as its first female Indian member.

Words of Nita Ambani at The Met

Nita Ambani said that she is delighted and humbled for the honor received for her work at Reliance Foundation. She said that it is gratifying to see the changes her efforts have brought in education, rural transformation, and healthcare, which has brought a smile to millions of people. She also feels that this recognition by The Met is a tribute to the foundation that will inspire everyone at Reliance Foundation to do their best and stay committed to social empowerment and sustainable development to make this world a better place for the next generation.

Reliance Foundation gives a generous gift to The Met

The Met announced that they have received a generous gift from Reliance Foundation. Visitors can expect to catch up on some landmark Indian exhibits for the next few years. The philanthropist foundation led by Nita Ambani will be supporting a range of exhibitions. These exhibitions will examine the influence and accomplishments of Indian arts and artists across time and media for the coming years.

The first gift, which was opened on 11th October, was the photographs of Raghubir Singh, titled as “Modernism on the Ganges”. The other following exhibitions will focus on the Mughal and the Buddhist eras as well as on contemporary Indian sculptures.

Nita Ambani’s words on the collaboration

Nita Ambani said that the partnership will allow Indian art to be displayed at an iconic institute. She also feels delighted with the long-term collaboration with the Met and hopes that this partnership will be a wonderful journey of learning and sharing art.

About Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation has carried out a variety of works that have been led by its founder, Nita Ambani. The foundation contributes to the fields of education, healthcare, sports development, and women empowerment. It also supports Indian art. Over 10 million Indians have been benefited by this foundation, bringing betterment in the lives of individuals from around 10,500 villages and urban areas.

About The Met

The Met is known as one of the most iconic museums in the world. It is located at three sites in New York—The Met Breuer, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Fifth Avenue. This event at The Met was hosted by the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative to celebrate the museum’s diverse communities and to raise awareness and support for the Audience Development department.

Summary

Nita Ambani was honored by The Met for her philanthropic work and she gave a generous gift to the globally famous museum.

LYF Smartphones are Getting an Effective Price Cut this Festive Season with Jio Benefits

October 11, 2017

LYF, Reliance Retail’s brand is going to have a festive offer that will effectively cut down on the price of the LYF C459 and LYF C451 smartphones.

Effective price cut on LYF smartphones

The LYF C459 was launched in July 2017 at the price of INR 4,699 while the C451 model was launched later the following month at the price of INR 4,999. The value of the below Jio offer will cause the C451 to cost INR 2,392 and the C459 to cost INR 2,692, thus resulting in the phones being ‘effectively cheaper.’ The phones will, however, remain at their original prices.

The exclusive offer on LYF smartphones will be from October 2nd to October 22nd and will be applicable for all the Jio users. The offer includes benefits like 5GB of 4G data vouchers for nine recharges worth INR 201 i.e. INR 1,809 in total. The buyers of the LYF C459 and LYF C451 will also receive a Jio Prime membership worth INR 99 and a first free recharge worth INR 399 with a validity of 84 days.

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio is aiming at entry-level smartphone users with this new price cut. Their goal is to upgrade these users with VoLTE-enabled devices.

About LYF smartphones

The LYF smartphones are budget-friendly smart devices. The LYF C451 features an IPS LCD screen of 4.5-inch FWVGA with a 218ppi pixel density and 2D Asahi glass protection. It sports a 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 2-megapixel secondary camera.

The LYF smartphone has an 8GB internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. The phone has a 1GB RAM and is power-packed with a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor combined with an Adreno 304 GPU. This phone has a 2,800mAh battery that will deliver 12.5 hours of talk time with 240 hours of standby time. The phone weighs 165 grams and measures 139×66.5×9.8mm.

The LYF C459 has similar specifications except for the battery as it is backed up by a 2,000mAh power battery.

Update of the Reliance Jio recharge plan

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio recently updated its INR 149 recharge plan. Customers will now be able to enjoy unlimited data with the recharge of INR 149. The plan offers 2GB 4G Internet with unlimited voice calls and 300 SMS valid for 28 days. After the expiration of the plan, the users can still use the Internet at a speed of 64kbps. However, Jio also made it clear that old subscribers will not be able to enjoy these services after the expiration of the plan.

Plans which were updated earlier

Earlier, the validity of the recharge plan of INR 309 was extended to 56 days from 28 days. This means that users can enjoy 4G data of 56GB for 56 days. Jio also extended the validity of the INR 349 recharge plan to 56 days instead of the previous 28 days. Similarly, it also made changes to the INR 399 plan by extending its validity to 84 days; this plan has 84 GB data. In the same way, the validity of the recharge plan of INR 999 got extended to 90 days from 60 days.

Summary

Jio announces festival offers on its LYF smartphones and updates on its recharge plans.

Mukesh Ambani and Mathew Oommen Speak about Taking Digital Innovations to the Grassroots Level at the IMC

October 6, 2017

At the India Mobile Congress (IMC), Mathew Oommen, The President of Network, Global Strategy, and Service Development at Reliance Jio, said that India has the power to generate employment and also create innovation at the taluka level.

Mathew Oommen talks about digital India

Mathew Oommen thinks that there are endless possibilities for making India digital. Some of these initiatives include the Digital India program, Startup India, and Make in India. These programs may create a lot of opportunities for everyone. He believes that LTE is a ‘learn to earn technology’. This technology will bring digital empowerment and make India a secure and digital nation.

Oommen believes that this is the age of advanced technology. With the help of artificial intelligence, visual graphics, virtual reality, natural language thinking, and natural language processing, the way in which people do business will change. He also said that the most important thing is enhanced data security and the privacy and security of India and its people.

Mukesh Ambani talks about making India digital

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) said that to become one of the world’s top three economies, India will have to grow from an economy of USD 2.5 trillion to one of USD 7 trillion. He also said that if this has to happen, the telecom and Information Technology (IT) industries will have to play a foundational role in creating the necessary digital infrastructure.

Data, the oxygen of the digital economy

Ambani thinks that data is the oxygen of the digital economy. The most urgent task of the telecom industry is to empower 1.3 billion people with the tools to flourish in the digital marketplace. At the IMC, Ambani also said that data is like new oil, which India doesn’t need to import. It is a valuable source that will create prosperity and opportunities for the nation and its people.

He claimed that 4G coverage will be larger than 2G coverage in India in a period of 12 months. The country has leapfrogged from the 155th rank in the world to being the world’s largest mobile data consuming nation within a year.

Ambani talks about industrial revolution

Mukesh Ambani said that even though India has missed the first three industrial revolutions, the country has got the opportunity to lead the ongoing fourth global industrial revolution. He thinks that this revolution is going to have the most dramatic transformations globally in comparison to the previous revolutions.

Talking about data, he also reiterated that it is the duty of the telecom industry to provide high-speed data, which is inexpensive. He also believes that every Indian should have access to smartphones that are affordable and that can connect to the power of the Internet.

Summary

Mukesh Ambani and one of his officials, Mathew Oommen speak about taking digital innovations to the grassroots level and making India a digital nation, at the India Mobile Congress.

Nita Ambani Proud of FIFA U-17 Boys

October 4, 2017

Nita Ambani, the Chairperson of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS), said that she is proud of the boys, who are going to represent India in the U-17 football world cup.

Indian boys in FIFA U-17

The boys are going to represent India at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. It is supposed to kick off on October 6th at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. After a gap of almost two decades, the Indian national team has also broken into the top 100 of the world rankings. In the history of football, it has been the first time that this nation is not only participating in the game but also is hosting the same event for world football.

Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS)

The RFYS has been conceived to start sports in schools and colleges. It is a program, which aims at providing a platform for the youth to showcase their passion and skills for sports. The tournament provides an excellent environment and facilities. Scholarships and opportunities to be selected by teams are given to deserving athletes. The school and college coaches are provided with training programs. Besides, football equipment is also provided to the institutes.

The aim of the program is to create a united sports structure through the initiative. The program will also create a plan for all the major Olympic sports with the goal to provide sports career opportunities for the youth of India.

RFYS has almost 30 centers across the nation with 60,000 kids who are playing football. The foundation is sure that through these football initiatives six million children will be reached by the month of December. The foundation is very happy to see that there is wonderful talent in our nation and that India is not far from the time when it will start competing with top teams in the world.

Nita Ambani, also a committee member at the Olympics, has said that her goal is to build a sports ecosystem in India and encourage kids to take up football.

There are four categories of RFYS i.e. the senior boys, the junior boys, the college boys and the senior girls. Each category has a city winner that has to compete at the zonal qualifiers before national finals, which will be held in January 2018.

Sports programs by Reliance Foundation

  • Reliance Foundation Young Champs

Launched in 2015, the Reliance Foundation Young Champs was started with an aim to provide the country with the top football talent between 10 to 14 years of age. It is a full scholarship and a full-time residential-based program, where education is provided along with football training.

  • Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program

It is a comprehensive basketball program for school-based youth. The program has reached out to almost 34 lakh youngsters in India. It was launched in the year 2013. It promotes fitness and health through basketball.

Summary

Nita Ambani is proud of Indian boys’ participation in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the noteworthy initiatives of RFYS.