DR. KIRAN BEDI LEADER WE ADMIRE THE MOST …Journey From :“WHAT IS POSSIBLE ?” TO“IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE.” Presented By- iWonders group
PATHWAY FOR PRESENTATION … E A R LY L I F E E D U C AT I O N A L B A C K G R O U N D SPORTS CAREER CONTROVERSIES CONTRIBUTIONS ACHIEVEMENTS I N V I TAT I O N S LEARNING’S FROM HER LIFE
EARLY LIFE Born in Amritsar in Punjab She is the second daughter of four daughters of Prakash Peshawaria and Prem Peshawaria. Her three sisters are Shashi, an artist settled in Canada, Reeta, a clinical psychologist and writer, and Anu, a lawyer She attended the Sacred Heart Convent School, Amritsar, where she joined the NCC
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND School – The Sacred Heart Convent School, Amritsar. B.A. (English)  – The Government College for Women, Amritsar. Master’s degree (Political science)  – Punjab University, Chandigarh. LLB  – Delhi University, Delhi. Ph.D. (Social Sciences)  – Awarded by Department of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
SPORTS She took up tennis, a passion she inherited from her father, a tennis player. National junior Tennis champion at the age 16. She also won the All-Asian Tennis Championship, and won the Asian Ladies Title at the age of 22.
CAREER She began her career as a Lecturer in Political Science (1970–72) at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar In July 1972, she joined the Indian Police Service, becoming the first woman to do so She served in a number of tough assignments ranging from New Delhi traffic postings, Deputy Inspector General of Police in Mizoram, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Chandigarh, Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau She is popularly referred to as Crane Bedi for towing the Prime Minister Indira Gandhis car for a parking violation, during the PMs tour of United States at the time Kiran Bedi influenced several decisions of the Indian Police Service, particularly in the areas of narcotics control, Traffic management, and VIP security She was last appointed as Director General of Indias Bureau of Police Research and Development.
continue In May 2005, she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law in recognition of her “humanitarian approach to prison reforms and policing On 27 November 2007, she expressed her wish to voluntarily retire from the police force to undertake new challenges in life On 25 December 2007, the Government of India agreed to relieve Bedi of her duties as Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development. Kiran Bedi along with 17 other police officers set up Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) in 1987 In 1994 Bedi setup India Vision Foundation which works in field of police reforms, prison reforms, women empowerment and rural and community development
CONTROVERSIES In July 1994, Kiran Bedi, the then Inspector-General of Prisons of Tihar Jail was pulled up by the Supreme Court Of India. She escaped from punishment despite being heavily reprimanded, in view of her winning the Magsasay Award In 1988 Wadhwa Commission criticized Bedi for her role in lathi-charge on lawyers protesting against a colleague’s arrest outside Bedi’s office Bedi was criticized for being a hardliner in the negotiations with government over Lokpal bill Kiran Bedi was alleged to have charged her hosts full fare for air tickets despite her paying discounted fare She was also alleged to have charged her hosts business class fare while flying economy class.
…continue Kiran Bedi was also accused by an NGO of claiming business class fare from Delhi to Mumbai In 1992 Kiran Bedis daughter was given admission for MBBS course in Delhis Hardinge College under a quota for students from North-East She had defended the move to get her daughter admitted in a reserved seat saying that Central Government employees are entitled to such schemes. police registered a case against Kiran Bedi within 24 hours, for allegedly misappropriating funds meant for her NGOs
CONTRIBUTIONS NGOs LOKPAL MOVEMENT Television Program “Aapki Kacheri” BOOKS
AWARDSYear Name of award organization1979 President’s Gallantry Award President of India National Solidarity Weekly,1981 Women of the Year Award India International Organisation of Asia Region Award for Drug Prevention and1991 Good Templars (IOGT), Control Norway Ramon Magsaysay Award1994 Magsaysay Award Foundation Don Bosco Shrine Office,1995 Father Machismo Humanitarian Award Bombay-India1995 Lion of the Year1997 Fourth Joseph Beuys Award Germany American Federation of1999 Pride of India Award Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI)
…continueYear Nane of award organization Blue Drop Group2002 Woman of the Year Award Management, Cultural and Artistic Association, Italy.2004 United Nations Medal United Nations Mother Teresa Memorial Indian Development2005 National Award Foundation (IDF)2010 STAR Parivar Award STAR Plus Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Indian Institute of Planning2011 Puraskar and Management
INVITATIONS UN conferences on Drug Abuse, Women & World Social Summit SAARC Workshop on Drug Trafficking at Islamabad Prison Governors Association, Annual conference at Buxton, UK Panelist with Nobel Laureate Prof. Amartya Sen, OSLO National Prayer Breakfast meeting with President Clinton Guest Speaker at Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
LEARNIGS FROM HER LIFE Nothing is impossible, no target unachievable – one just has to try harder and harder. Dare to win and you will win. Have the courage to stand by your principles Respect for your work and family. Look beyond your own world. Be literate from within. As you move up the ladder it isessential to have your feats on the ground. “EVERY DROP MAKES AN OCEAN “