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Ambanis are known for celebrating their weddings as one of the biggest festival, and their son, Akash Ambani’s wedding to Shloka Mehta on March 9, 2019, was nothing less than a festival. While we are still drooling over their wedding pictures, the family hosted a series of pre-wedding bash. And, recently they hosted a special celebration for the protectors of the nation.(Recommend Read: Vivek Dahiya's Kind Gesture Towards Divyanka Made Her Feel Loved And Appreciated [Picture Inside])
On March 12, 2019, Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani organised a special bash, as an expression of gratitude and respect for the people who make the city and nation safe, and to seek their blessings for the newly-married couple, Akash and Shloka. They celebrated the new beginnings of their family with thousands of members of Army, Navy, Paramilitary Forces, Mumbai Police, Railway Protection Force, and their families. The highlight of the celebrations was a special Musical Fountain show called Ananta Prem at the Dhirubhai Ambani Square which is conceptualised by Nita Ambani set on the theme of Krishna’s Raas Lila to symbolise an eternal love story.
On the occasion, Nita ji talked about the emotional event, and said, “We feel delighted and honoured that the protectors of this city and the nation are joining us in our celebrations. It’s an emotional and joyous occasion for us and we hope these heroes, who make us proud everyday, will shower their blessings on Akash and Shloka.” (Also Read: Ravi Dubey Asks Sargun Mehta 'Melody Itni Chocolaty Kyun Hai?', Her Answer Is Savage)
She further added, “We as a family very much identify with the city’s socio-cultural fabric and have deep respect and gratitude for the people who make it function, particularly our police, armed forces and city workers. It is at once humbling and immensely satisfying for us that we can share our joy with this great city, to which we owe everything.”
The event was hosted at the newly opened Dhirubhai Ambani Square in Mumbai’s BKC district, which is dedicated to the city of Mumbai. The Ambanis are celebrating Akash and Shloka’s wedding with not just family and friends but also with underprivileged children, residents of orphanages and old age homes, members and families of the forces, city workers and employees as part of the wedding celebrations and to seek their blessings.
The family also organised a week-long Anna Seva programme on March 6, 2019, in all the orphanages and old age homes in the city. This initiative began at the Jio Garden, where the family served dinner with choice delicacies to nearly 2,000 children. The Anna Seva will be followed by a continuation of the supply of groceries to all the orphanages and old age homes in the city for a year.
Before the Anna Seva, Nita Ambani inaugurated the Dhirubhai Ambani Square at Jio World Centre in Bandra and was accompanied by Mukesh Ambani, their youngest son, Anant Ambani, and his rumoured girlfriend, Radhika Merchant. During the event, Nita ji talked about the thought behind this new initiative, and had said, “The Dhirubhai Ambani Square and the Jio World Centre fulfill the vision of a great son of India, who believed that India has the potential to achieve global excellence in every area of nation-building.”
For those who don’t know, Akash and Shloka’s love-story is not less than a fairytale. The duo knew each other since childhood and studied in the same school, Dhirubhai Ambani International School. However, they decided to walk the aisle in March last year. Shloka is the daughter of Russell and Mona Mehta. The young heiress completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University, and went on to do her masters at the London School of Economics, before coming back to India in 2014. (Don't Miss: Surbhi Tiwari's Mother-In-Law Gifted Her A Unique Silver Crown At Her Delhi Wedding Reception)
Well, we are not going to get over the Ambanis wedding fever! What about you?