To the Mecca of International Peace,
The United Nations… an inspiring journey of
the first woman in the Indian Police Service!
“Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter” --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“What do I do with all that I see, hear, read, and observe? Of the kind which has a larger message? I can digest, overlook, forget, complain, share or postpone…
But I had an inner inspiration to express what I saw… and I will continue to … I decided to be the flag bearer with a pen for the readers to share with me
all that As I See……”
“My upbringing, training, and habit induce me not to end my life remaining silent, but to continue to step out of my comfort zone to speak whenever presented with the right opportunity. This I believe is one of the many important ingredients of leadership. All the more essential, when one has the responsibility to lead and steer organisations and institutions of great public service”.
Kiran Bedi in her usual bold and candid style, shares wide ranging 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.
Leadership & Governance Issues… As I See… is a persistent effort by the author to instigate greater awareness about various social and ethical issues in 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