Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani inaugurated the Dhirubhai Ambani Square in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex on Wednesday as a sign of her family and Reliance Industries’ gratitude and love for the city. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani was also present at the event.
The square, located opposite the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, is a part of the Jio World Centre, a world-class, multi-use facility, which offers the largest and best global convention amenities and services in India.
“The Dhirubhai Ambani Square and the Jio World Centre fulfil the vision of a great son of India, who believed that India has the potential to obtain global distinction in every area of nation-building,” said Nita Ambani as she dedicated the facility to the city.
Nearly 2000 needy children from various NGOs supported by Reliance Foundation were called at the inauguration to experience a Musical Fountain show at the square. The highlight of the musical fountain programme for children was the rendition of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jai Ho’ – two popular anthems – synchronised with the intricate and mesmerising movements of the water fountain.
Talking about the fountain show, she said, “I hope that this spectacular fountain will spark a fountain of joy and hope in all your hearts. In the coming days, it will be a great treat to the eyes of all Mumbaikars who will visit this modern and futuristic square, part of the world-class, multi-purpose Jio World Centre which will be the largest and one of the best global convention centres in our country.
“When the Jio World Centre opens towards the end of this year, it will be a place where people will get together, to appreciate art, to exchange ideas, to celebrate culture, and to soak in the heritage and vibrancy of our great city!” she added.
The Ambanis have also begun a week-long Anna Seva (Food Service) programme on Wednesday in all the orphanages and old age homes in the city to begin the celebrations of the upcoming wedding of Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta.
The week-long Anna Seva will be served by continuation of supply of groceries to all the orphanages and old age homes in the city for a year.