Archive for October, 2017

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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