HARMONY – CELEBRATE AGE
Harmony-Celebrate Age is India’s premier lifestyle and empowerment publication for elders. Launched in June 2004, it features people over 55 years and their contributions to society, reiterating the relevance of silvers in an age when mainstream attention is primarily focused on the youth and reinforcing the mantra of active ageing. Harmony-Celebrate Age features writing and articles that are informative, inspiring and motivational. With test-drives of products and services, technology and health to travel, books, hobbies, legal help, inspiring profiles of celebrities and the unsung, national and international news, and exclusive columns by leaders in their field, Harmony has it all—presented in a stylish, reader-friendly package. The national voice of Harmony for Silvers Foundation, established by Tina Ambani in 2004, the magazine believes that moving on in life should only add more zest to years. Though aimed at readers over 55, it is a great read for the entire family.
HARMONY FOR SILVERS FOUNDATION
Established in 2004 by Tina Ambani
It envisages India’s elderly as ‘Silver Citizens’—vital and proud—and aims to enhance their quality of life. Activities over the years:
- Harmony -Celebrate Age, the magazine
- The portal www.harmonyindia.org
- Harmony Interactive Centre for Silver Citizens, in South Mumbai (2004-15)
- Harmony Silver Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
- Harmony Senior Citizens’ Run
- Building Awareness on Reverse Mortgage
- Research & Publications
- Building Relationships
ABOUT OUR CHAIRPERSON
Tina Ambani is Chairperson of Harmony for Silvers Foundation, Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, and Harmony Art Foundation. She is also Chairperson of Group CSR, Reliance Group, and the Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education (MFFCRE). She is the wife of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group.
Born on 11 February 1958, Tina Ambani’s decade-long stint as an actor in the Indian film industry was followed by a diploma in interior design in Los Angeles. After her marriage to Anil Ambani in 1991, she began to take a keen interest in the design and development of a line of furnishing and textiles in the family company. She came upon the idea to showcase the harmony between all forms of creativity, and offer young artists the chance to exhibit alongside seasoned veterans and acknowledged masters.
The first Harmony Art show, held in 1995, was the genesis of the Harmony Art Foundation, a platform dedicated to building relationships with Indian artists, promoting academic activities, including workshops, and international collaborations. In 2008, Harmony Art Foundation showcased upcoming Indian artists at Christie’s in London. The same year, Tina Ambani was invited to the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, the oldest continually operating museum in the US.
Just as art grew to become an abiding passion, the plight of India’s elderly became an overarching concern for Tina Ambani. Perturbed by the lack of avenues for elders to fulfil their potential, she established Harmony for Silvers Foundation in 2004. Its activities include magazine Harmony – Celebrate Age, now in its 13th year and the Harmony Senior Citizens’ Runs at the Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru marathons. Going forward, the Foundation proposes to build a retirement community for elders in Jaipur.
Inevitably, her work with Silvers made Tina Ambani acutely aware of the gaps in the Indian healthcare fabric. She launched the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute (KDAH) in Mumbai in 2009, India’s most advanced quaternary care facility with the world’s best technology and treatment protocols. KDAH was rated the No. 1 Multispecialty Hospital in Mumbai and the Western Zone in The Week – Nielsen Best Hospitals Survey 2016.
Tina Ambani is also chairperson, Group CSR, Reliance Group, where she spearheads corporate sustainability initiatives. With her as ambassador, the Group was announced as the first founding partner in India for the Global Goals Campaign to promote the goals adopted by the UN for sustainable development. Further, she is chairperson of the Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education (MFFCRE); its activities include MICA, the only residential institute in India dedicated to creating leadership in strategic marketing and communication.
Tina and Anil Ambani have two sons, Anmol and Anshul.