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Kiran Bedi

India’s First Woman IPS Officer

Kiran Bedi is the first woman to have joined the officer ranks of the Indian Police Service. She is the 24th Lt Governor of Puducherry. Also served the United Nations as Civilian Police Advisor in Peace Keeping Operations.

She is PhD from IIT Delhi with a post-doctoral Nehru fellowship. She is the author of several books, the latest being Fearless Governance. She is an Asian tennis champion. Winner of the gallantry award and the Magsaysay Award also known as Asia’s Nobel Peace Award. She has a biopic on her life called Yes Madam Sir, made by an Australian. She founded two Foundations, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation which serve the underprivileged in rural areas, urban areas and prisons for the last 30 years.

Her latest book Fearless Governance is based on ground realities she saw in serving as the Lt Governor Puducherry as released by Ms Indra Nooyi and Prof Debashish Chatterjee. They called it a “blueprint for Good Governance cutting across leadership qualities both, in private and public sector”.

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