Events and Updates

Mrs. Nita M Ambani: Jyothi's incredible achievement testament to the power of dreams and hard work.

The WomenLeaders India Fellowship powered by Reliance Foundation and Vital Voices invests in extraordinary social sector women leaders and social entrepreneurs to drive an ambitious, urgent agenda for women’s leadership in India. Launched in 2022, the Fellowship aims to empower women leaders in the social sector with the knowledge, skills, and network necessary to spearhead transformational changes in society.

The children met six-time Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan who inspired them about Olympic values as part of the International Olympic Committee's "Let's Move" Campaign.

Reliance Foundation is proud to announce the results of its 2023-24 Postgraduate Scholarships.

India’s most prestigious scholarships for postgraduate students from future-ready disciplines, the Reliance Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships results for 2023-24 have been announced.

"When children choose activities and try them in different ways, they find independence," write Mr. Jagannatha Kumar, CEO, and Dr. Nilay Ranjan, Head of Education, Reliance Foundation in an insightful piece on early childhood education in India.

A landmark gathering of public and private practitioners spanning the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) spectrum, convened to share insights and experience play-based learning at Reliance Foundation’s Building Flourishing Futures conference.

Building Flourishing Futures: Early Childhood Care and Education, hosted by Reliance Foundation, is a two-day conference which will convene leading voices from across India and internationally to explore early childhood care and education's crucial role in children’s holistic growth and well-being.

Reliance Foundation’s water-related initiatives across India aim to ensure adequate water for agriculture and drinking purposes for rural households.

Reliance Foundation and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have entered into a strategic partnership to create courses with future-ready skills for 500,000 Indian youth. This partnership entails the development of curriculum focusing on creating capacity for the youth in fields including EdTech, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), environmental sustainability, policy analysis and much more.

Five thousand students have been selected from a country-wide application pool for the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships 2023-24.

We are delighted to announce the results of the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships 2023-’24. In the course of the application period, we received over 58,000 applications from across India. These applications underwent a thorough screening process.

On International Day of Education, leaders across private sector and civil society have come together to launch LiftEd (Learning and Innovation in FLN to Transform Education) an initiative that will impact the lives of 4 million children in India across 5 years.

In 2023, through our innovative approach towards addressing some of India’s pressing development challenges, we have touched millions of lives across villages and urban locations across our nation.

Over 900 children from disadvantaged communities in Mumbai had a special treat at Jio Presents Hamleys Wonderland™ for a day of excitement, joy and inspiration through stories. Facilitating the children’s activities and volunteering at the venue, was Ms Isha Ambani who joined Reliance employee volunteers in cheering the children through the fun-filled events of the day that culminated with a storytelling session.

Diverse stakeholders from across India’s millet landscape emphasized that challenges of food security, farm livelihoods and nutrition diversity can be resolved in a climate-resilient manner, by building on the momentum generated during the International Year of Millets (IYOM). They were sharing experiences at a multi-stakeholder conference ‘Shaping Perspectives on Practise and Policy for Millets in India’, organised by Reliance Foundation on December 19, 2023.

On December 19, 2023, diverse stakeholders from across India’s millet landscape called for sustaining the momentum generated during the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYOM) at a roundtable discussion organised by Reliance Foundation.

Reliance Foundation is inviting applications for its prestigious postgraduate scholarships that aim to nurture world-class talent. Applications are open to first-year postgraduate students in nine fields of study that aim to reimagine and build India’s growth. Applications are open until 17 December 2023.

IOC member Nita M. Ambani said that the inclusion of cricket in the sports program for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics Games was a welcome addition that had the potential to attract a lot of new interest and opportunities for the Olympic movement across newer geographies in the world.

Mrs Nita M Ambani, IOC member and Founder Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, thanked honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, for inaugurating the opening ceremony of the 141st IOC session in Mumbai on Saturday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the Olympic Museum has aligned with Reliance Foundation to build on the success of the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) in India and signed a new cooperation agreement. It underscores the organisations’ shared priority to promote Olympic values through sport among young people.

India finished in fourth position on the Asian Games medal table with its best-ever medal tally of 107 medals. Out of this record haul, 12 medals were won by the Reliance Foundation-supported athletes, who made a significant contribution to the nation's success. #LehraDoTeamIndia.

A strong belief in the Indian approach and leadership to achieve Sustainable Development was the underlying tone of two high-level discussions organised in New York by the Reliance Foundation, Observer Research Foundation, the United Nations India office, and the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.

As we begin to look ahead to a world beyond the 2030 Agenda, Reliance Foundation and Observer Research Foundation’s latest publication, Ideas, Innovation, Implementation: India’s Journey Towards the SDGs, showcases 17 lighthouse case studies from India — each primarily addressing one specific SDG — which could bring about a potential transformation if scaled and replicated in other geographies.

As the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly week was underway in September 2023, Reliance Foundation, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), and United Nations India hosted two dialogues with the overarching theme of India’s journey towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Reliance Foundation has launched the #LehraDoTeamIndia campaign to celebrate the Indian athletes and encourage the fans to get behind them with the iconic 'Lehra Do' cry as they aim to seek glory for the nation and make the tricolour fly high in Hangzhou, China.

The Reliance Foundation Scholarships programme, one of India’s largest, inclusive and diverse scholarships initiatives for higher education, has opened applications to award 5,000 undergraduate scholarships for the academic year 2023-24.

Under the visionary leadership of Founder and Chairperson, Mrs. Nita M. Ambani, Reliance Foundation has played a pivotal role in enriching lives and uplifting communities this past year.

Agriculture, education, sports, and entrepreneurship are key areas that concern the future of India. Reliance Foundation is convening insightful discussions on these areas at charcha ’23 in Hyderabad on August 23 and 24, 2023.

Over 200 coastal fisherpersons from Maharashtra experienced firsthand the use and benefits of information services as well as related technologies for strengthening livelihoods during a ‘Mega Awareness Campaign on Ocean Information and Advisory Services’.

Reliance Foundation is proud to announce the results for its 2022-23 Postgraduate Scholarships.

‘Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE– 400 CE’ opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) on July 21st.

This special award is a new addition to The Boodles tennis and will see the ESA initiative spread its wings out of India.

It was a time of bonding and laughter for 3,400 underprivileged children and senior citizens from NGOs supported by Reliance Foundation who experienced special shows of the International Broadway musical ‘The Sound of Music’, dedicated for them by Mrs. Nita Ambani at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre.

‘Plant4Life’, a community-driven environment initiative by Reliance Foundation to enhance green cover and to care for the Earth was launched on the occasion of World Environment Day.

Present at Balasore since the accident took place, Reliance Foundation’s specialist disaster management team closely coordinated with the Emergency Section, Collectorate, Balasore, and National Disaster Response Force.

Owing to unprecedented public response to watching traditional master craftspersons at work, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre has decided to extend Reliance Foundation’s SWADESH exhibition.

Committed to increasing the presence and success of girls and women athletes in India, Reliance Foundation has entered into a partnership with Simply Sport Foundation for their pioneering initiative, Simply Periods to focus on awareness regarding menstruation and athlete performance.

Reliance Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the grant winners of Round Two of the WomenConnect Challenge India, which aims to close the gender digital divide in India and enable women to fully participate in the global economy.

Five thousand first-year undergraduate students from 27 states and four Union Territories will be awarded the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships for 2022-23.

We are delighted to announce the results for the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships.

Jio Institute has partnered with the Principals’ Training Center (PTC), headquartered in Florida, USA, to bring to India, its uniquely designed training programs for educators and school leaders in India.

Mumbai Indians’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders on 16th April, 2023 witnessed over 19,000 girls from all over Mumbai cheering on the players throughout the match, lighting up the stands with their enthusiasm and energy with every boundary and wicket taken by Mumbai Indians, creating a memory that will stay with them as well as the players for years to come.

India’s first-of-its-kind, multi-disciplinary cultural space, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, opens on Friday, March 31, 2023, with an exquisite showcase of the best of India across music, theatre, fine arts and crafts to audiences from India and the world.

All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) have joined hands to host a two days’ workshop in Kolkata starting March 24, 2023.

The holistic vision care programme, Reliance Foundation Drishti, completed two decades of service, marking the milestone with the launch of a Braille newspaper in Marathi.

‘Micro Matters, Using Data for Development in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ a publication by Reliance Foundation and Observer Research Foundation has been featured on the Think20 (T20) site, the official Engagement Group of the G20 intergovernmental forum.

India’s foremost digital content and networking platform for women, Her Circle, celebrates its 310-million reach on its 2nd anniversary by launching an inclusive initiative.

The second edition of the Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) has kicked-off with over 50 teams competing for national and international honours.

Micro Matters: Using Data for Development in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a publication by Reliance Foundation and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on how data is driving social impact at the grassroots, was launched at the Raisina Dialogue 2023.

Every inspiration has a story behind it and in 2022 we were inspired many times over. We listened, we drew lessons and we took the time to tell the world about what had moved us.

On the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, Founder - Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, Reliance Foundation announced that it will significantly strengthen its commitment to youth, awarding 50,000 scholarships over the next 10 years for students pursuing higher education in India

‘December to Remember’, an initiative to bring cheer to underprivileged children across India, saw Reliance volunteers reach out to Anganwadis, schools and underserved communities. In its 10th year now, the initiative imbibes Reliance’s philosophy of ‘We Care’ through volunteering and reached over 8100 children aged 3-12 years in 2022.

The need to build forward better, create a strong livelihood system and recognise India’s leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction for the world, during the G20 Presidency were key points highlighted during a multi-stakeholder roundtable on ‘Building Resilient Livelihoods in the face of changing climate and disasters’ on December 14, 2022.

Fifty inspiring women from India’s social sector have been identified for the inaugural WomenLead India Fellowship, a joint initiative by Reliance Foundation and Vital Voices Global Partnership. Driving an ambitious urgent agenda for women’s leadership in India, the Fellowship invests in change makers, social entrepreneurs and social sector leaders, with a support system to meaningfully grow their social initiatives and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member from India & Founder Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, today, congratulated Ms. P.T. Usha on becoming the new President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), calling it a testament to the growing inclusivity in Indian sports and how girls and women continue to lead India’s charge towards becoming a global sports nation.

A consortium of leading non-profit and philanthropic organisations in the education sector in India have launched the ‘EdTech Accelerator’ to support foundational learning of children at-home. This consortium benefits from the expertise and support of founding partners Reliance Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation with design and implementation by Central Square Foundation, British Asian Trust as Fund Manager and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing technical assistance to support the fund design and management.

Reliance Foundation, the CSR arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Mizoram Football Association have joined hands to expand, transform and create a complete hyper-local pathway and decentralised approach to grassroots football in the state through Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) Naupang (Children) League.

This year, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports is collaborating with ISL clubs, state federations, and partners in conducting school and college-level competitions in football with expected participation from over 33,000+ athletes and 2,400+ teams from across the country bringing students #BackonthePitch.

Building on their efforts to narrow the gender digital divide and empower women in India, Reliance Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of the WomenConnect Challenge (WCC) India Round Two and are calling for grant applications. Reliance Foundation will provide up to INR 10 crore in grants for up to 10 organisations (up to INR 1 crore for each grantee) to implement innovative solutions over 12-15 months.

Women in India transforming communities with digital technologies could show ways to accelerate progress towards the SDGs said thought leaders here on Friday, at high-level discussions organised by Reliance Foundation, Observer Research Foundation and United Nations in India to complement the 77th UNGA discussions.

Reliance Foundation, The Observer Research Foundation and The United Nations India hosted an event focused on bringing conversations about sustainability, growth and the global green transition to the G20 debate on September 23, 2022.

Reliance Foundation, The Observer Research Foundation and The United Nations India are hosting an event to hear insights, share learnings, and explore pathways around Women, Technology, and the Sustainable Development Goals on September 23, 2022.

As the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77) is underway and thought leaders from across sectors gather in New York, Reliance Foundation, the Observer Research Foundation, and the United Nations in India are hosting two events on September 23 to complement the formal proceedings. While the first will be a discussion on ‘Women, Tech, and the SDGs: Reshaping the Pathways to Change’, the second is a high-level discussion that will focus on ‘The G20 Imperative: Green Growth & Development for All’.

Launching today with a nationwide call for applicants, WomenLead India is a 10-month long fellowship programme powered by Reliance Foundation and Vital Voices Global Partnership to strengthen the leadership capacity of female catalysts of social change. The WomenLead India Fellowship aims to be a system of support for women leaders in India who are taking on the world’s greatest challenges.

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today announced a long-term partnership that aims to elevate the performances of Indian athletes, support the national sports federations and build the credentials of India as a global sporting nation, with an aspiration to host the Olympic Games in the future. Under this partnership, RIL and IOA will also establish the first-ever India House at Paris Olympics 2024.

Jio Institute welcomed its founding batch of students at an inaugural programme attended by students, their parents, Jio Institute leadership & staff, faculty, members of the Reliance family, and leaders from industry & academia.

Mumbai, 14th July 2022: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced a long-term partnership to enable the holistic growth of Athletics in India. Reliance Foundation has been a dedicated partner to AFI over the years and now the partnership is set to deepen the engagement between the two organisations.

Mrs Nita Ambani lauded the launch of India’s first ‘Olympic Values Education Programme’ (OVEP) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today in Odisha, emphasising that OVEP combines the twin powers of education and sport in instilling the core values of Olympism.

Published by Reliance Foundation and Observer Research Foundation, ‘The First Responders’ celebrates extraordinary women who stepped forward to lead their communities during the pandemic.