Bedi, has been India’s first and highest (woman) ranking officer who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her expertise includes more than 35 years of creative and reformative policing and prison management.
She worked with the United Nations in New York as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She represented India in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’s issues.
She holds a Law, Masters, Doctorate degree. She is also a Nehru Fellow (post doctoral) -- Been a National and an Asian Tennis champion. She has addressed audiences at the American, British, European, Indian Universities, Corporate and Civil Society groups.
She is a recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (also called the Asian Nobel Prize), and several other national and international decorations, Dr. Bedi has a biography, I Dare, anchors radio and television shows and is a columnist with leading newspapers and magazines.
She is the founder of two NGOs, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation, which reach out to thousands of under -served children, women and men in the areas of education, vocational skills, environment, counseling, and health care to the urban and rural poor,including prisoners and policemen's ' children. Currently her NGOs are running Community College, registered with Indira Gandhi National Open University, to provide vocational and soft skills to Indian youth.
Kiran Bedi has been voted as India's most admired (THE WEEK 2002), most trusted woman in India. (Readers Digest, March 2010), MSN Most Admired Indian Female Icon 2011: Most Trusted woman by Navbharat Times 2012
A nonfiction feature film on Dr Bedi's life entitled Yes, Madam Sir has been produced by an Australian film maker, Megan Doneman. The film was adjudged the "Best Documentary" at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It has been receiving standing ovation in most of its screenings around the world.
She has been in the vanguard of a nationwide India Against Corruption Movement: Police and Prison Reforms.
Kiran is an author of several books,namely It's Always Possible,What Went Wrong, As I See, Broom and Groom and Uprising 2011.
For more information may visit her website www.kiranbedi.com or tweet @thekiranbedi
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