“The focus is what is right before you – to give it your best. It sows the seeds of tomorrow.” ~ Kiran Bedi, Retired Indian Police Service officer
Summary: Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is currently the Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Puducherry. Bedi took to politics after retiring from Indian Police Service (IPS) in 2007. She was the first Indian woman to join the officer’s ranks of IPS in 1972. During her stint in the IPS, she had served in the position of the Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development. Bedi is also noted for her role as a social activist. The winner of the Magsaysay Award in 1994, Kiran Bedi has been one of the active members of the Anna Hazare-led civil society that launched a movement for the enactment of a strong anti-corruption law, the Jan Lokpal Bill. She formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 15 January, 2015 and was selected as the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. She has received notable recognition for her work and has won many awards, including the United Nations Medal by the United Nations in 2004 and the Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice by Harmony Foundation in 2005.
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Q: In the end, tell us on how do you look back at your journey today? on letsintern.com
A: If I look at my journey, I would say that I have not wasted a day. It has been a life of huge personal achievements. It is without having lost a day and getting progressive with time. Every day has been a preparation for the next day. There has never been a pressure of winning or losing, it is just about doing it the right way. It has been a journey for a better tomorrow.