Mumbai, 24th December, 2017 (GPN) : At a glittering function attended by more than 50,000 staff and families of Reliance Industries Limited and its group companies, Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani exhorted the young Reliance workforce to take the company to top 20 in the world and play even a bigger role in nation building in the coming years. Shri Ambani was speaking at the Reliance Family Day (RFD) event being celebrated across the country by the employees and families of RIL and other group companies. More than 50,000 people, comprising employees and their families, attended the grand celebrations at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai while another 2,00,000 employees and their families joined the celebrations live via video conferencing in more than 1000 locations across the country including manufacturing sites, retail stores, Jio Points etc., thus making it possibly the largest corporate family get-together.
Special arrangements were made across the various locations for the large Reliance family to enjoy this evening together.
Articulating his dream for Reliance of the future, Sh. Ambani said that in its first four decades the company has already achieved global and national leadership positions in its various businesses and therefore well positioned to accomplish even greater goals in its golden decade.
Amidst thunderous support from the audience, Sh. Ambani articulated his five point dream that he would like Reliance to achieve: to be among the top 20 companies in the world; become a leading provider of clean and affordable energy to India; become a leading global producer of innovative new materials; Jio to digitally transform the nation in entertainment, financial services, commerce, manufacturing, agriculture, education and healthcare; and Reliance and Jio to be even a stronger partner to our nation so that India can become a global super power.
The Reliance Family Day 2017 became extra special as it marked 40 years of RIL as a listed entity and commemorated the 85th birth anniversary of its founder chairman Sh. Dhirubhai Ambani.
Heartfelt homages to Shri Dhirubhai Ambani by his wife Smt. Kokilaben Ambani and Shri Amitabh Bachchan left the audience awestruck. Smt. Nita Ambani mentioned how Dhirubhai continues to inspire and guide people at Reliance. She exuded great confidence in the young men and women of Reliance in taking the company to even greater heights.
The programme was thematically divided in three sections Kal (Yesterday/ Past), Aaj (Today/ Present) and Kal (Tomorrow/ Future) and tracked not only the journey of RIL till now but also articulated its vision for the future.
The event saw the third-generation of Ambanis – Isha, Akash and Anant – taking centre-stage with Isha and Akash welcoming the audience and anchoring the evening along with film star Shahrukh Khan. Isha and Akash articulated how RIL has grown exponentially in the past and is poised for a glorious future. They shared how a large number of RIL products – ranging from the fibre in pillowsand plastic bottles to fuel – were already an integral part of the lives of millions across the world.
Anant Ambani, in his first public appearance, reiterated the sentiment and said that India should lead the change in the world and Reliance should be at the forefront of that change.
It was a star-studded evening with playback singer Sonu Nigam and young stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhat regaling the audiences via tastefully curated performances.ENDS
KEYNOTE SPEECH By Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited. On the occasion of Reliance Family Day 2017 @ Mumbai, December 23, 2017 :
Once again, a very warm good evening to each and every one of you.My Reliance family is my constant source of energy…
AUR MAIN UMMEED KARTA HOON KI…MERI AAWAZ SE AAWAZ MILA KAR AAP YEH DIKHA DENGE KI…
RELIANCE KI ASLI TAAKAT TO AAP SAB HAIN…
SO TELL ME … ARE YOU ALL HAVING A GOOD TIME?
KYA AAP SAB KO MAZAA AA RAHA HAI?
Colleagues, For me it has been a privilege to lead Reliance.
There cannot be a better celebration of our 40 years than to be with my entire Reliance Family of over 250,000 people… in its full spirit and glory…all together.
This is also my 40th year in Reliance.
Over the last 40 years, I have been very fortunate to lead Reliance…
Everything I AM today… is because of Reliance.
Everything I KNOW today… is thanks to Reliance…
This evening, I want to share with you, the most important lessons I have learnt from myvFather, during this phenomenal journey.
The first lesson is… COURAGE.
And I have seen it in a whole lot of you.
SAHAS AUR HIMMAT… ZINDAGI MEIN BAHUT ZAROORI HAI.
Nobody has ever achieved anything big, in business or in any other walk of life, without courage.
Of course, whenever you do anything big, you do feel a little scared.
With courage, with self-belief, and the Can-Do spirit… you can overcome any adversity.
SAHAS EK AISI TAQAT HAI, JIS-SE DARR KO BHI DARR LAGTA HAI.
Therefore, I want today’s young leaders at Reliance to realise that achieving your potential is the quest of the ordinary…
Conquering the impossible is your destiny.The second lesson I have learnt is… Feel Empathy.
Empathy means caring and sharing… with every human being in our organisation and the world at large.
The more we care, the higher we grow as human beings.
I understand empathy as DIL KI DAULAT!
It is the wealth of your heart.
The more you spend it on others, the more wealthy you become.
The third lesson I have learnt is to have Absolute Faith in Technology and Talent.
In every business we have started, we have always embraced the latest technology and have attracted the best talent.
When top technology and talent work together, they produce unbeatable creativity, innovation and invention.The fourth lesson I have learnt is something I call DIL KA RISHTA.
Like my father, I value trust, loyalty and a direct heart-to-heart relationship.
As we enter Reliance’s golden decade… I want to commend these learnings to the next generation of Reliance.
The future of Reliance belongs to YOU…
TODAY, YOU have a fabulous platform that will enable YOU to achieve multiples of what has been achieved by my generation.
But you’ve got to conquer fear to discover the hidden hero within you.
Can Reliance be a leading global producer of these innovative new materials?
YES WE CAN… AND WE WILL…
Jio has the opportunity to digitally reinvent… with artificial intelligence and block chain…
all sectors of the Indian economy… whether it is entertainment, financial services, commerce, manufacturing, agriculture, education or healthcare.
Can Jio be the first company to transform an entire nation in each one of these sectors?
YES WE CAN… AND WE WILL…
FIFTH & FINALLY…
Reliance has an opportunity to be an even stronger partner to our nation…
Can Reliance and Jio partner and empower all Indians… our fellow-citizens, small businesses and merchants and Enterprises… so that India can become a global super-power.
YES WE CAN… AND WE WILL…
My Reliance Family, Looking at the sea of lights in front of me… and looking at your energy, optimism and self-confidence…
I am assured that the future of Reliance is in good hands…
And THIS institution that we love and cherish will rise to even greater heights in the decades to come.
I am thankful to each and every one of you for your hard work, commitment and dedication.
It is because of each one of you… that we are who we are today.
I wish… and I pray … May good luck and fortune shine on each and every one of you
and on Reliance…
And may every day be even more fulfilling and rewarding for all of us.
My mother Kokilaben, Nita, Isha, Akash and Anant join me in wishing you and your
families a VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2018.
All the very best. Good luck. God bless. And Thank you very much for everything. ENDS