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Dr. KIRAN BEDI –THE PRIDE OF INDIA

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Kiran was born on 9th June 1949 in Amritsar She completed her schooling and her degrees are graduation in Arts from Amritsar. Master's degree in Political science from Punjab University Degree in Law (LLB) in 1988 from Delhi University. Ph.D. in 1993 in Social Sciences by the Department of Social Sciences, the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. two honorary Doctorates, one from the Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar in the year 2003 in the field of Police Administration other from Cuny School of Law at Queens College, the City University of New York in the year 2005 for transforming policing. She began her career as a lecturer in Political Science (1970 -72) at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar, Punjab. She left the post soon after she got selected for the Indian Police Service in the year 1972.

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Journey of her life - steps to leading India’s first woman police officer and has a larger-than-life image in a country where police are mostly perceived as inefficient or corrupt or both. She was an Asian and national tennis champion before she made it to the Indian Police Service in 1972. She has worked in traffic and narcotics control, prison management As head of Delhi’s Tihar jail, one of Asia’s largest, she introduced yoga, meditation and literacy classes for prisoners as part of a reform programme that drew global notice. Contd…

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Contd… Her IPS served in the Indian Police Services for 35 years and made her name as a courageous and fearless Police Officer. In the police service she served in a number of different and challenging assignments that range from Traffic Commissioner of New Delhi, Deputy Inspector General of Police in Mizoram, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Chandigarh and Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau. She also earned name and got into several controversies because of her ‘I dare’ attitude. Kiran Bedi towed Indira Gandhi's car for parking violation. For her the law was same for all, be it the Prime Minister of the country or the common man. During her service at Tihar Jail, one of the world’s largest prisons, as the Inspector General of Prison she was moved at the plight of the prisoners and their family. Contd…

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Contd… She has worked with the United Nations as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations and has represented India at the United Nations and in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’s issues. Kiren Bedi’s show ‘A apki Kacheri Kiran ke saath’ which has ended resolved several quarrels and problems amicably in one sitting without going to the Court which may take years to solve it. A viewer also got to learn about law by watching the show. Contd…

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Contd… Dr. Bedi is an author of several books, anchors radio and television shows and is a columnist with leading newspapers and magazines. She is a sought after speaker on  social, professional and leadership issues. She is the founder of two NGOs, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation, which  reach out to over 10,000 beneficiaries daily, in the areas of  drug abuse treatment, schooling for children of prisoners, in addition to  education, training, counseling, and health care to the urban and rural poor.

A non fiction feature film on Dr Kiran Bedi's life entitled Yes, Madam Sir has been produced by Australian film maker, Megan Doneman. This film is being screened in film festivals around the world. Its commentator is an Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren. Dr Kiran Bedi was present during its screenings in Toronto, Dubai and Adelaide, and to address the Q&A sessions at the end of each show. Every time it has been screened, it has received a standing ovation. The documentary has made a clean sweep of the award categories---“Best Documentary”  with a cash award of $100,000, the biggest prize for a documentary for any film festival in the US and the Social Justice Award with $2500.00 at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. ‘Yes Madam Sir’ got a unanimous vote from the jury :

A non fiction feature film on Dr Kiran Bedi's life entitled Yes, Madam Sir has been produced by Australian film maker, Megan Doneman. This film is being screened in film festivals around the world. Its commentator is an Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren. Dr Kiran Bedi was present during its screenings in Toronto, Dubai and Adelaide, and to address the Q&A sessions at the end of each show. Every time it has been screened, it has received a standing ovation. The documentary has made a clean sweep of the award categories---“Best Documentary”  with a cash award of $100,000, the biggest prize for a documentary for any film festival in the US and the Social Justice Award with $2500.00 at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. ‘Yes Madam Sir’ got a unanimous vote from the jury

Achievements:

Achievements President’s Gallantry Award, 1979 Woman of the Year Award 1980 Asia Region Award for Drug Prevention and Control, 1991 Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1994 Mahila Shiromani Award, 1995 Fr Machismo Humanitarian Award,1995 Lion of the Year, 1995 Joseph Beuys Award, 1997 Baba Farid Award 2007 Pride of India, 1999 Bharat Gaurav Award, 1999 IIT Delhi Alumni Association,1999–2000 Lifetime Achievement Awards ( Bank of Baroda ) 2008 Women Excellences Awards 2009 ( Aaj Tak ) Woman of the Year  Award,  2002 Certificate of Recognition, Los Angeles, State of California

" My motto in life is that nothing is impossible, no target unachievable - one just has to try harder and harder."    :

" My motto in life is that nothing is impossible, no target unachievable - one just has to try harder and harder." -Kiran bedi

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