To the Mecca of International Peace,
The United Nations… an inspiring journey
of the first woman in the Indian Police Service!
What a national revolution it would be if each one of us were to self-police!
Policing is the Power to Correct, the Power to Prevent, and the Power to get things done. It is the most effective protector of human rights just as it could be its worst violator” – this was a part of my acceptance speech on receiving the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1994.
“Police services in India are getting tougher by the day. They can be made simpler and effective only if the paths of truth and nonviolence are followed. There is a desperate need to lead the services the right way – with vision and commitment. Unless the service wants to be led by Generals who have no army, leadership must come from within the service and be groomed down the line”.
Kiran Bedi in her usual refreshingly candid style, shares wideranging issues which have angered, inspired, or fascinated her. Through her matter of fact style of writing, she draws her readers into situations that they may either not have access to or may tend to ignore.
Indian Police Issues… As I See… is a persistent effort by the author to encourage greater awareness about various social the hope to invoke, provoke, and inspire readers to heightened levels of sensitivity, participation, and response.
About the Author :-
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.
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.
She has also been a National and an Asian Tennis champion.
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.
Kiran Bedi has been voted as India’s most admired woman and fifth amongst all Indians.
For more information on her visit www.kiranbedi.com and her latest initiative on police reforms, www.saferindia.com