Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, says she is proud of Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani, who has been elected as an individual member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) making her the first Indian woman to be part of the world body.
Priyanka on Thursday took to Twitter, where she also said that Indian sports needs a passionate supporter like her. “So very proud of you Nita Ambani. First Indian woman to be elected to the IOC. Indian sports needs a passionate supporter like you.Woman Power,” she tweeted.
Ambani, who was elected on Thursday, is the only individual member from India. She will be at the world body until she attains the age of 70, IOC announced. After being nominated in June 2016 by the IOC Executive Board, she was elected by IOC members in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday at the 129th IOC session.
The independent selection process follows a new procedure for the recruitment of IOC members based on the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations; those nominated are done so wholly on merit and then elected by existing IOC members.
On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra is also making waves in her latest Hollywood projects. Priyanka has already starred in Quantico, winning rave reviews from both her critics and audience. She will be seen next in Baywatch.
Earlier, Priyanka Chopra said she wants to make more music but is unable to take out time. She feels “handling two careers in two continents is hard”. The actress started her international singing career with the single In my city back in 2012, and she collaborated with rapper Pitbull for her second single Exotic.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 4, 2016