Nita Ambani welcomes PT Usha, first woman president of IOA


New Delhi. India’s member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Founder Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Smt. Nita Ambani has congratulated PT Usha on becoming the new President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He called it the effect of increasing inclusiveness in Indian sports. He also mentioned how women are leading India’s charge in making it a global sporting nation.

One of India’s most successful athletes and India’s flag-bearer in global sports, Usha has been elected as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) along with the new Executive Council. With this, Usha has become the first woman president in the history of IOA. She is also the first athlete to become the President of IOA.

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Mrs. Nita Ambani said, I am delighted to welcome PT Usha as the first woman President of the Indian Olympic Association. I remember watching him proudly representing the country and earning laurels for the country. As an athlete, Pita Usha has been an inspiration to millions. And, I am sure that in the new role also his shine will be seen differently.

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Mrs. Nita Ambani said, our women athletes have shouldered the responsibility of making India a sports powerhouse in the world. I am happy to see that there are many women representatives in the Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association today. I congratulate the newly elected members of the IOA and look forward to future partnerships. This moment is a milestone for Indian sports. This moment is a quantum leap, which will further strengthen India’s Olympic movement.

Mrs. Ambani is a fierce campaigner for making India a multi-sporting nation with an ‘athlete first’ policy and the importance of women’s contribution in and out of the field. Reliance Foundation is working holistically for the development of athletic sports and supporting sportspersons in a big way. Reliance Foundation is providing world-class sports facilities, coaching and world-class support in sports science medicine to athletes. Smt. Nita Ambani has appreciated the amendment in the constitution of IOA and the strong representation of athletes and women in these amendments.

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