Nita Ambani's Commitment to Women Empowerment

Nita Ambani's efforts to empower women through education in India remains her foremost priority.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, June 22, 2016 /India PRwire/ -- The World Summit which was recently held in New Delhi witnessed a line-up of some of the most-renowned global personalities. The occasion was also graced by Reliance Foundation Chairperson, Nita Ambani, who voiced her views on women empowerment at the event.

The Reliance Foundation

Speaking of women empowerment, Nita Ambani's foundation has reached out to women across the country having already assisted around 2.2 million women. While addressing the crowd at the summit, she mentioned that the foundation's goal to help women is not driven by the need to engage in corporate social responsibility or philanthropy. Rather, she said that it is her own way of helping women who are not as privileged as her.

Helping the less fortunate

With regard to the subject of uplifting women, she considers herself fortunate to have been brought up in a family that did not believe in gender discrimination. Having grown up with 11 sisters and a brother, she feels blessed for having received a good education, something that women in our country are generally deprived of. A trained Bharatnatyam dancer and teacher, Nita recalled the time when she agreed to marry, only if she allowed to pursue her ambitions post marriage.

Nita Ambani's vision for women in India

She gave insights into the skewed sex ratio and the horror of female feticide that continues to grip the country. Nita focused on the issue of poor sanitation that compels many young girl students to leave school. She expressed her views on how India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could rise higher if the country's workforce comprised a balanced number of men and women.

The significance of educating women

In a recent interview, when quizzed about the one thing that she wanted to change with regard to the condition of women in India, she spoke about the significance of educating women. She added that by equipping them with necessary skills, they would be at a position to unleash their full potential. When asked of her thoughts about crimes perpetrated on women, she said that the progress of our society is highly dependent on the safety and freedom of its women.

Nita Ambani as Director of Reliance

Apart from the grassroots initiatives to empower women, Reliance Foundation has done commendable work in various fields including disaster response, sports, healthcare, and rural development. Nita Ambani's appointment as the Director of Reliance Industries reflects the recognition she is receiving for her efforts. In fact, she is the first woman in India to hold office on the board of this multi-billion dollar company.

Nita Ambani has also been integral to the growth of the company since a long time through her contribution in the Jamnagar project and the development of institutions like the Dhirubhai Ambani International School.

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