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Mukesh Ambani offers ₹1.5 crores to Lord Venkateswara shrine

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Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), on Friday, donated Rs. 1.5 crore to Lord Venkateswara’s historic hill shrine in nearby Tirumala, according to a temple official. Ambani, a devoted follower of Lord Venkateswara, arrived in the hills early on Friday along with Radhika Merchant, the daughter of Encore Healthcare CEO Viren Merchant, and other RIL officials, the official told PTI.

Ambani presented a 1.5 crore check to TTD Additional Executive Officer A Venkata Dharma Reddy at the shrine following worship, the official reported. After spending a short time at a guest house in the hills, Ambani, Radhika Merchant, and other guests participated in an hour-long holy ritual of Abhishekam (holy bath) performed to Lord Venkateswara in the inner sanctum by high priests while Vedic hymns were chanted, according to a TTD official. 

Ambani fed the temple’s elephants before leaving the hills, the official continued. Mukesh Ambani previously paid a visit to the Shrinathji Temple on Monday evening in the Rajasthani town of Nathdwara. They went to pray and stayed for a while before returning to Udaipur, from which they had left for Mumbai.

This year, Reliance Jio plans to roll out high-speed 5G telecom services by Diwali in a number of important cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Then, by December 2023, which is almost 18 months from now, it plans to extend its 5G network to every town, tehsil, and taluka in the nation.

Jio will roll out standalone 5G, the most recent iteration of 5G. 2 lakh crore will be spent on 5G infrastructure. The company purchased spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz, and 26GHz bands in the Department of Telecommunications’ recently concluded 5G auctions, where the government received bids totalling about 1.5 lakh.

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