While opening the 44th AGM meet of shareholders today, Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani shared the company’s humanitarian efforts at times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the Reliance family has risen to the occasion with a sense of purpose and national duty.
"What has given me far greater happiness than our business performance is Reliance’s humanitarian efforts during these exceedingly difficult times. Our entire organisation has become energised with the spirit of service.
Every single employee has participated – directly or indirectly – in the fight against COVID," he said.
"I am sure our efforts of the last one year would have made our Founding Chairman, Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, proud…because, the one common, unifying thread that runs through everything we have ever done at Reliance is the spirit of care and empathy. We care for our employees and their families. We care for our customers, our shareholders, and our partners. We care for the country and the community. We care for the planet and the people. This is what the true Reliance spirit was, is, and will always be," Ambani added.
Ambani further said that it is inspiring to see each and every member of the Reliance Family come together to do their bit and make a difference.
"These are moments that make you believe that we are in this fight together. And I assure you that in every challenge that India faces, Reliance Foundation has and will continue to stand with every Indian. Together, we shall overcome…as we always have," he mentioned.
Adding to this, Nita Ambani said that Reliance Foundation has so far provided more than 7.5 crore free meals to marginalized communities, daily-wage earners, and frontline workers across the country,
“In the early days of the lockdown, we launched Mission Anna Seva, our commitment to feed the needy, and we extended it to include cattle and stray animals,” Nita Ambani said.
“Today, this commitment has taken the form of the largest meal distribution programme undertaken by a corporate foundation anywhere in the world," she said.
Talking about the medical fraternity, Nita Ambani said that they are the real heroes of this fight.
"They have put their own lives at risk, to save others. They have stayed isolated and away from their families and loved ones, to care for us. They have worked long hours at a stretch wearing full PPE kits but never complained.
They have compromised their own health and gone way beyond their call of duty. They became like friends and families for patients in COVID wards, caring for them, cheering for them, sometimes singing & dancing for them! Their bravery, their selflessness, and their large-heartedness is a tribute to humanity in its purest form," she added.
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