TV producer Saini Bedi invites nominations for India Vision Foundation awards

NEW DELHI: Noted IPS officer Kiran Bedi's illustrious daughter Saina Bedi seems to be competing with her mother for "top honours" as far as projects involving "social responsibility" are concerned.

(L to R) Hon minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Dr Kiran Bedi and Saini Bedi at the Original Mind awards function held in September 2002

In her capacity as the director projects of the India Vision Foundation and chairperson of the "Original Mind" award, Bedi has called for nominations to the awards function which will be held in October 2003. "Anyone with a thinking mind is eligible for participating and sending their nomination," says a release. India Vision Foundation is an NGO headed by Dr. Kiran Bedi is in regular contact with the victims.

"The award is for all those who make an effort to create, innovate, invent and discover. We started this journey of tapping hidden potential with school children but from this year we have decided to increase the reach and expanse if this award for one and all," says Bedi.

Bedi is seeking corporate support and sponsorship. She adds: "As this project/award is very close to my heart and is more like a mission for me I would personally like to request people to come forward and support this movement. Anyone who wants to can come and join me in this effort of tapping, recognising and promoting hidden talent." More information can be obtained from the website: and

In her role as the MD of Pavitrata Creations Pvt Ltd, Bedi's television serial, Galti Kiski, is aired every Wednesday on DD-National at 10.00 pm. The serial is based on the true real life stories adapted from the book What Went Wrong written by Dr. Kiran Bedi. The serial is a co production between Pavitrata Creations and Sri Adhikari Brothers.

Bedi adds that those viewers "who are moved by these real life stories and people who have been victimised and wish to help in any way" can contribute to the India Vision Foundation.

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