Monday, January 4, 2010
In 1972, the Indian Police Service recruited its first lady officer - Kiran Bedi.. Her career with the force has seen her go from strength to strength - during her glorious tenure spanning more than three decades, she was Inspector General Prisons of Tihar Jail, an award-winning prison policies reformer and finally retired as Director General of the Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs. It is said that she once had PM Indira Gandhi's car towed for illegal parking!
Kiran has also founded two NGOs for welfare, preventive policing and drug-abuse. And despite her dedication to her career, she still found time to be a dutiful wife and a doting mother. Life lesson from Kiran: Defy convention, because nothing is impossible - and be the best you can be.