57 Facts About Kiran Bedi

1. In 2016 Kiran Bedi was appointed lieutenant governor of Puducherry union territory.

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2. In 2003 Kiran Bedi became the first woman and the first Indian to be appointed United Nations civilian police adviser.

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3. Kiran Bedi said the Budget covered all sections of society and ensured transparency.

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4. Kiran Bedi met her future husband Brij Kiran Bedi on tennis courts of Amritsar.

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5. Kiran Bedi is a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player and politician who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

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6. Kiran Bedi got married to Brij Kiran Bedi in the year 1972 and they have a daughter together.

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7. Kiran Bedi is known as the audacious woman who became the first woman to become an IPS officer of India in 1972.

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8. Kiran Bedi married Brij Kiran Bedi in 1972 and the couple had a daughter named Saina.

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9. Kiran Bedi does not come from political background that itself is one good merit.

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10. Kiran Bedi unfurled the national flag at the Republic Day function held at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Uppalam.

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11. Kiran Bedi said the Puducherry government was keen to assure good governance and people-centric administration through greater transparency and accountability.

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12. Kiran Bedi's met her future husband Brij Bedi on tennis courts of Amritsar.

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13. Kiran Bedi's lost the election from Krishna Nagar constituency to AAP candidate SK Bagga by a margin of 2277 votes, and AAP came to power again with an absolute majority after one year.

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14. Kiran Bedi's accepted the invitation without a speaking fee, but her NGO was to be reimbursed for travel expenses.

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15. Kiran Bedi's opposed frequent transfers, stating that these lead to poor cadre management.

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16. Kiran Bedi resigned from police service in November 2007, citing personal reasons.

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17. In 2007, Kiran Bedi applied for the post of Delhi Police Commissioner.

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18. Kiran Bedi requested a transfer back to Delhi, where her family would be able to take care of her mother.

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19. Kiran Bedi's was not on good terms with her immediate supervisor in the government, the Minister for Prisons Harsharan Singh Balli.

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20. Kiran Bedi's established petition boxes so that prisoners could write to the IG about any issue.

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21. Kiran Bedi's organized additional activities such as sports, prayer, and festival celebrations.

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22. Kiran Bedi's introduced yoga and Vipassana meditation classes to change the prisoners' attitudes.

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23. Kiran Bedi refused to surrender the seat, saying that her daughter deserved the seat.

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24. Kiran Bedi's requested Joint Secretary to transfer her to Mizoram, a remote border state in North-East India.

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25. Kiran Bedi's hoped that this would lead to her reassignment to Delhi Police after a few years.

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26. Kiran Bedi's wanted a challenging posting in either Andamans, Arunachal Pradesh or Mizoram.

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27. In 1986, Kiran Bedi became DCP of Delhi's North District, where the primary problem was drug abuse.

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28. Kiran Bedi applied for leave, so that she could go to Delhi and take care of her daughter.

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29. One day, during a patrol, Kiran Bedi noticed that there was a huge mass at the ferry boarding point.

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30. Kiran Bedi's enabled anonymous reporting of any knowledge about crimes.

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31. Kiran Bedi's was the only woman in a batch of 80 men, and became the first woman IPS officer.

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32. Kiran Bedi's continued playing tennis until the age of thirty, when she started focusing on her Indian Police Service career.

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33. Kiran Bedi graduated in 1968, with a BA in English, from Government College for Women at Amritsar.

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34. When she was in Class 9, Kiran Bedi joined Cambridge College, a private institute that offered science education and prepared her for matriculation exam.

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35. Kiran Bedi's participated in National Cadet Corps, among other extra-curricular activities.

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36. Kiran Bedi started her formal studies in 1954, at the Sacred Heart Convent School in Amritsar.

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37. Kiran Bedi's is the second child of Prakash Lal Peshawaria and Prem Lata.

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38. On 22 May 2016, Kiran Bedi was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

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39. Kiran Bedi's resigned in 2007, to focus on social activism and writing.

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40. Kiran Bedi's started her career as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Chanakyapuri area of Delhi, and won the President's Police Medal in 1979.

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41. Kiran Bedi's is the first woman to join the Indian Police Service.

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42. Kiran Bedi was born on 9 June 1949 and is a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player and politician who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

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43. Kiran Bedi was featured in National Geographic's Series "Mega Icons", which revolves around the life of her.

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44. In 2003, Kiran Bedi became the first woman to be appointed the United Nations civilian police adviser.

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45. Kiran Bedi termed the move as an attempt to force "western solutions" on "Tihar Ashram", and filed a counter affidavit opposing the demand.

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46. In May 1994, Kiran Bedi organized a 'health day', during which around 400 doctors and paramedics were invited to attend to Tihar's patients.

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47. Kiran Bedi reported to the Mizoram Government in Aizawl on 27 April 1990.

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48. In the 1980s, Kiran Bedi attracted ire of Delhi politicians and lawyers.

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49. Kiran Bedi left DGIC in October 1985, and shortly after her departure, the organization was wound up as part of an economy drive.

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50. Kiran Bedi sent a personal letter to the IGP, as well as a detailed explanation to the Goa government, with medical reports and certificates.

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51. Kiran Bedi left for Delhi anyway, since she had enough leaves in her account.

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52. Kiran Bedi arrived in Goa in March 1983, on a three-year assignment.

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53. Kiran Bedi requested the Home Ministry to not to transfer her out of Delhi until her daughter's condition became stable.

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54. Kiran Bedi implemented an open door policy, which encouraged citizens to interact with her.

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55. On 16 July 1972, Kiran Bedi started her police training at the National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie.

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56. Kiran Bedi was born on 9 June 1949 in Amritsar, in a well-to-do Punjabi business family.

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57. In 2003, Kiran Bedi became the first Indian woman to be appointed as a Police Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations.

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