Quest for learning the secret of my success
“A woman’s life is either an asset or a liability to the society. I am proud that I became an asset,” says Dr.Kiran Bedi. The Magsaysay award winner was present at the launch of the second season of her show Aap Ki Kachehri at Hotel Claridges in the capital recently.
The first woman IPS officer is pleased with the feedback she received from the audiences for the first season. “It had a great impact on Indian as well as international audiences and this was well evident from the viewers’ response in Sydney, UAE and Toronto.”
Kiran feels that doing this show has enhanced her knowledge about intricacies of the law. “I learnt so much about the rights of Muslim women,” she adds.
Ask her about the veracity of the judgements in the show and she quips, “90 percent of the judgements have stood ground. Moreover, we never imposed our decision on anybody.”
Kiran wants Aap Ki Kachehri to metamorphose into a movement, which encompasses schools, resident welfare associations, panchayats and business houses.
“Law schools should include legal mediation as a part of curriculum. We have counselors but no legal arbitrators. These qualified people will help in the settlement of cases outside the courts” she opines.
So, what is the secret of your success? “Well, I credit my success to my quest for learning. You have to charge your mental faculties otherwise, they will be rusted.”
To say that Kiran Bedi and recognition are synonymous with each other would be no exaggeration. The achievements of this revolutionary have been translated onto celluloid by Australian filmmaker, Megan Doneman, through a documentary Yes Madam Sir. The documentary, which is doing the rounds of film festivals these days, is garnering rave reviews from all quarters.
Kiran Bedi is all praise for the fact that she gets to wear designer costumes in the show. “I hope I can keep them after the show ends,” she remarks in a lighter vein.