Kiran Bedi's day out with children

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New Delhi, Aug 12 (UNI) As many as 50 underprivileged children from north Delhi gathered to spend time with social activist and first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi here today.

The children, while interacting with Ms Bedi at an event organised by Starplus ahead of Independence Day, said she is their favourite 'aunty' and they are so excited being with her.

Ms Bedi could not help smiling and sang along with the kids as they presented patriotic songs, devotional hymns and poems.

A small girl went up to her and asked, how she became an IPS officer. The girl said, ''I want to become like you.'' Ms Bedi replied, ''I studied hard, very hard to become an IPS officer.'' She explained to the children that they are the future. '' You should love reading books, work hard and be prepared for tomorrow.

''Let's stop being me and myself but replace it by we and us.

Let's share responsibility -- a responsibility of peace, of harmony and prosperity,'' she told others present in the gathering.

A middle-aged woman walked in and was thrilled to see the happening and started clicking photographs of every one. She said, ''I was just passing by, seeing you people gathered, I just wanted to join you guys.'' Though she was not on the invite list, she was welcomed too.

Ms Bedi let the children off for a joyride in Starplus 'Rang De India' bus after having written 'India is my life' with a sketch pen signed on a side of the same bus.

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