'Dream Is To See India Host Olympics And FIFA World Cup': Nita Ambani

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IOC member Nita Ambani on Wednesday said it is her dream to see India host major sporting events like the Olympic Games and the World Cup in the future

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Nita Ambani, on Wednesday, said it is her dream to see India host a major sporting event like the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup in the future. She was addressing the Business Sports Summit and delivered a keynote speech 'Inspiring A Billion Dreams: The India Opportunity', at the Leaders Week 2019 in London. "There is no reason why a nation of 1.3 billion people cannot be amongst leading medal winners on the international stage," she said.

"It is my hope and dream to see India host some of the most iconic sporting championships in the world like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. I invite everyone to join us and be a part of the great Indian dream - the India opportunity," added Ambani, India's first woman member of the IOC.

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'New India is a land of limitless opportunities'

Futher speaking about the opportunities India accommodates in the sporting sphere she said that Indians are proud of being a free, open, liberal and democratic society and the new India is a land that invites all of you with open arms.

"New India is a land of limitless opportunities and it today presents the most exciting time for sports in India. There has never been an environment more conducive, more encouraging, more enabling for sports, than what we have in India today,"  she said. India is truly emerging as the newest and youngest sporting power in the world. The picture of the fast-changing sporting landscape offers you a unique India combined with the power of Democracy, Diversity, Development, and Demography."

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'Women in India are breaking the glass ceiling'

The chairperson of Reliance foundation, in her address at the Business Sports Summit, also spoke about the contribution of women in the areas of human endeavours.

"Today, women in India are breaking the glass ceiling in more and more areas of human endeavour. Indeed women all over the world are doing so in sports and science, in boardrooms and courtrooms, in Bollywood and Hollywood, in politics and philanthropy, in effect anywhere and everywhere," she added.

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(With Inputs from PTI)

 

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