Kiran Bedi has been declared as the Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP for the upcoming Delhi Elections. In this respect following are some of the amazing facts of this Tough Lady!
1. She is the First Woman IPS (Indian Police Service) Officer of India
2. She has done her BA in Government college from Women Amritsar, Masters in Social Sciences from Punjab University, Bachelors in Law from University of Delhi and PhD from IIT Delhi
3. Before becoming the first IPS officer of India she worked as a Lecturer of Political Science at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar.
4. As an IPS officer she worked as/in Traffic Department, DIG of Mizoram, Advisor to Governor of Chandigarh, Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (Related to Drugs) and Civilian Police Advisor
5. She was awarded the United Nations Medal for her work in Peace Keeping operations of United Nations
6. She is popularly known as “Crane Bedi” for towing Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s car for a parking violation
7. During her tenure as Inspector General of Prisons in Tihar Jail, she brought so many reforms and she is very famous for all those reforms like Vipassana and Yoga in the Prison system.
8. Her Prison reforms has been documented in the film Doing Time, Doing Vipassana and for this she has been awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award and the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship
9. Kiran Bedi is one of the founders of Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) founded in 1987 which is dedicated to rehabilitation initiative for the drug addicts
10. Kiran Bedi had set up Vision Foundation in 1994 which works on the field of Police and Prison reforms and her organizations has been awarded “Serge Soitiroff Memorial Award” by United Nations
11. She is one of the key members of India Against Corruption (IAC) along with Arvind Kejriwal under the leadership of Anna Hazare which led to a mass movement which brought the much awaited Lokpal Bill
12. She was the host of popular TV series Aap ki Kacheri (Your Court)
13. Her life story was depicted in many movies, a Telugu movie named “Karthavyam” starring Vijaya Shanthi was loosely based out of Kiran Bedi’s character was one of the biggest hits of 80s in Andhra Pradesh
14. Now she is declared as the Chief Minister candidate of BJP for the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi
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