Kiran Bedi awarded Annemarie-Maddison prize for carrying jail reforms

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New Delhi, Mar 15 : India's first woman IPS officer, Kiran Bedi, has been selected for the Annemarie-Maddison prize for her exemplary contribution to jail reforms and human rights in the country.

The award, constituted by an international health organisation, KIS Board of Trustees and Curatorship for Immunodeficiency, has been conferred on her yesterday at a function in Germany's Munich, a release said here today.

The award carries a cash bag of 5,000 euros.

The organisation said Bedi has a large number of initiatives to her credit and she made a name for herself as she initiated reforms in Tihar jails which included detoxification programmes, healthier food and improved sanitary conditions among other things.

In her acceptance speech, Bedi said she would dedicate the award money to her latest project,, which helps complainants get a response from the police.

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