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Nita Ambani becomes the first Indian woman to be elected as a member of International Olympic Committee
Nita Ambani, the founder chairperson of Reliance Foundation and wife of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani, is the first Indian woman to be elected as an individual member of International Olympic Committee (IOC), the prestigious body which governs world Olympic sports.

She was nominated by the IOC Executive Board in June 2016, and on Thursday she was elected by IOC members in Rio de Janeiro at the 129th IOC Session. This news was confirmed on the official Facebook page of Reliance Industries.

52-year-old Nita will serve at the high-profile world body till she attains the age of 70. As a founder chairperson of Reliance Foundation, she has contributed in the areas of education, sports, health, art and culture. She is also the architect of the Indian Super League, a popular football league in India.

Nita was very delighted on her election in Olympic committee. She thanked the IPC committee and said that this is a recognition of the growing importance of India in the world stage. 

She said, "I have always believed in the power of sport to shape our youth. I believe that sports brings together communities, cultures, and generations has the power to unify and unite people. I look forward to spreading the spirit of Olympics and sports across our nation," reported India TV.

As soon as the news about her election came out, wishes started flooding from her near and dear ones:

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