Legendary Police Officer & Activist Founder: India Vision Foundation www.indiavisionfoundation.org Navjyoti India Foundation www.navjyoti.org.in
Legal Adviser to the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. Founder: Seva Legal Aid www.sevalegalaid.org
Dr. Kiran Bedi, Ph.D, is India’s first and highest ranking (retired in 2007) woman officer who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her experience and expertise include more than 35 years of tough, innovative and welfare policing, and prison reforms.
She has worked with the United Nations as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She has represented India at the United Nations, and in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’ s issues.
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Recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (also called the Asian Nobel Prize), and several other decorations, 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.
An online survey to identity the 100 most trusted Indians - by Reader's Digest , Dr. Bedi is ranked 3rd most trusted Indian in the country.
In polls conducted by the "The Week "( 2002) Kiran Bedi was voted as the most admired woman in the country, 5th most admired Indian and one of the 15 Indian Icons of 2006.
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.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. For more information visit www.yesmadamsir.com
Dr. Bedi has been a National, and an Asian Tennis Champion Anu Peshawaria has been a National Tennis Champion, and a Wimbledon Player.
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