Nita Ambani, the Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, was nominated last Friday as a candidate to be a member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), the supreme authority of the Olympic Games, by its Members Election Commission.
As the first Indian Woman to be nominated for this honour, India is now a step closer to recognising the growing prominence of sport in shaping opportunities for the youth and enabling sports to bring a variety of people together.
Ambani has been involved in promoting multiple sports in the country with focus on developing talent through a number of large-scale grassroots level initiatives.
The nomination was welcomed by members of sports fraternity like Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Saina Nehwal including others. Here are some of the best twitter reactions
Nita Ambani being nominated for the IOC is a great achievement! It's great news for all sports persons to have an Indian on the council.— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) June 4, 2016
Mrs.Nita Ambani's nomination to be an IOC member is a true testament to her efforts to take sports to every corner of the nation#proudindian— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 3, 2016
Congrats Mrs.Nita Ambani on IOC nomination!Making India proud with grassroots work and now at the highest level as well!Hope to see you soon— Mary Kom (@MangteC) June 3, 2016
Couldn't have nominated a better individual to represent India as a Member of the @iocmediaProud of you Nita Ambani.— Leander Paes (@Leander) June 3, 2016
Congratulations To Mrs Nita Ambani for her nomination to the IOC In "recognition of passionate work in education and sports"— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) June 3, 2016
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