Mumbai: The chairperson of Reliance Foundation , Nita Ambani has been elected as an individual member of the International Olympic Committee.
Nita Ambani becomes the first Indian to join the International Olympic Committee. Currently She is the only member from India. The appointment of Nita Ambani at the International Olympic Committee is until she attains the age of 70.
Nita Ambani was nominated in June 2016 by the IOC Executive Board. On Thursday she was elected by IOC members in Rio de Janeiro at the 129th Session.
Nita Ambani said that I am truly humbled and overwhelmed to be elected by the IOC. She also said that this is a recognition of the growing importance of India in the world stage and a recognition for Indian women.
Nita said that I believe that sports brings together cultures, generations and communities. Sports has the power to unify and unite people. I have always believed in the power of sport to shape our youth. I look forward to spreading the spirit of Olympics and sports across our nation.
She is the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation. Nita Ambani starts the initiatives in the area of sports, health, education and agriculture.